In the history of women's football, Dick, Kerr Ladies FC are the most successful team in the world.
They were formed at a munitions factory in Preston during the First World War; the firm of Dick, Kerr & Co Ltd was named after its two Scottish founders, William Bruce Dick and John Kerr, who set up the company around 1900 to manufacture trams and light railway rolling stock. The factory was converted to the production of ammunition in 1915 as part of the war effort.
The story of Dick, Kerr Ladies FC has been brought to life by official biographer Gail Newsham. Her book, ‘In a League of Their Own,' tells the amazing journey of the Ladies, who played in front of crowds of over 10,000 at a variety of venues in an era when women's football wasn’t on the sporting agenda.
To commemorate 100 years of Dick, Kerr Ladies FC, an inaugural Women’s Walking Football Tournament has been arranged for women's six-a-side teams.
The tournament will take place on Sunday 2nd July between 10am and 4pm at the UCLan Sports Arena in Preston.
There will be two age groups - Over 40's and Over 50's - and it costs £30 per team to enter.
The closing date for entries is 30th April.
There will also be a dinner on Saturday 1st July 2017, starting at 7pm at Preston North End FC, to celebrate 100 years of Dick, Kerr Ladies FC and to promote women’s football.
Tickets are £35 per person and include a three-course meal.
Please use the entry form to submit your team and arrange payment - click here to download
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