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‘…they could hardly kick the ball for nuts…’

I was featured in the Lincolnshire Echo last week. They were interested in a football report I’d uncovered in Lincoln Library about Nettie Honeyball and the British Ladies. As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog before (or my Girls FC books or Here Come the Girls), I have a bit of a soft sport […]

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Busy, busy, busy…

Yikes!  What’s going on?  So many schools are contacting me asking about  author visits. Maybe it’s everyone’s New Year’s Resolution to have one. I’m not complaining, mind you; the more the merrier. My first visit is this Friday to Ysgol Esgob Morgan Primary.  Ysgol Esgob Morgan is the school where I’m patron of reading so […]

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Selby High School

   First of all apologies for the late posting of this blog. It was thundering and lightning all evening so I daren’t switch on my computer. That’s how they die! Trust me, I’ve learned that one from experience. The other thing I’ve learned from experience is that I can tell what sort of a school […]

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Nettie Honeyball

Nettie Honeyball organised the first official women’s football match in 1895. Yep, 1895. In her honour, I named the league in my books after her and my team after Lily Parr of Dick, Kerr’s Ladies.  At the National Football Museum in Preston they have this rather fetching replica of the kit worn in Nettie’s time, […]


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