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Play On - The Hidden History of Women's Australian Rules Football - cover

Play On - The Hidden History of Women's Australian Rules Football

Brunette Lenkić, Rob Hess

Publisher: Echo Publishing

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Finally a book whose time has come: a comprehensive and authoritative centenary history of women’s  Australian Rules football by the country’s two foremost experts in the women’s game.
 
For a century, women have been playing Australian Rules football, but who knew? These days, 200,000 girls and women play Australian Rules football, and the AFL is backing the formation of a women’s league in 2017, but it’s been a hard fought battle to get where we are today. This original history investigates the barriers and discrimination that female players have had to overcome, and the rich heritage and remarkable resilience that have been a hallmark of their code.
 
 Featuring fascinating material drawn from interviews with women who participated in games as far back as the 1930s, plus dozens of unpublished evocative images of female players and teams, this is a book that anyone interested in women’s history will not want to miss.

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