The Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 24 - 50 years of the Women's FA Cup

For the latest episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to BBC journalist, broadcaster and commentator Chris Slegg about his and Patricia Gregory's new book 'A History of the Women's FA Cup Final', released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the competition. In the book, Chris and Patricia have uncovered a string of hitherto unknown facts and stats about the competition, which has suffered from a lack of documentation.


Chris discusses some of the difficulties and barriers of compiling accurate information about some of those early finals and the importance of accurately depicting the history of the women's game and understanding the barriers faced by players. Rachel Yankey did not know that she held the record for appearances in the final until Chris and Patricia's research uncovered the fact. Chris also discusses his relatively recent discovery of women's football and his passion for helping others to discover it too.


You can buy 'A history of the Women's FA Cup Final' at all of the usual retailers and we're sure your local book shop would be happy to order it in for you too. You can follow Chris' Twitter account dedicated to the book and the history of the Women's FA Cup @WFACupHistory 


 

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