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Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell
The presentation uses the autobiography of motor racing driver Robert Cowell who became one of the first high profile cases of transgender identity in British sport history: hence its the title Roberta Cowell, Her Story ...
The FA Super League: women’s football goes professional
The article gives an overview of the eight-team Super League launched in 2011/12 season and argues the case of a US-based franchise model but centrally funded by the Football Association (FA).
A game for rough girls? A history of women's football in England
Frisky and Bitchy: Unlikely British Olympic Heroes?
(Taylor and Francis, 2010-06)
This article begins with a brief biographical overview of the career of bridge player and writer Rixi Markus (1910–1992). To a lesser extent, it gives an account of her sometime partner Fritzi Gordon (1916–1992). Questions ...
Women’s football, Europe and professionalization 1971-2011: Global gendered labor markets
(Diasbola international football migration network website http://www.diasbola.com/uk/foomi-members.html, 2011-11)
This working paper looks at the development of women's professional employment in Europe before the active support of UEFA in the 1970s when two professional leagues operated in Italy to the present situation when Germany ...
George Geary: One of the Most Widely Travelled Cricketers of His Time
(Leicester's Sporting Heroes, 2011-02)
George Geary, a Leicestershire County Cricket Club all-rounder was one of the most widely travelled cricketers of his day. He went on to coach at Charterhouse, including among other people, the future England captain Peter ...
Amateur and Professional Debates in European women's Football 1950-1980
This conference presentation gave an overview of the development of female football player migration and labour issues from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explored different kinds of movement and migration as well as characterising ...
‘One time he could-‘a’ been, the champion of the world’: Bob Dylan's ‘Hurricane’ as protest song
(Sport in Society Special Edition: Sport Music and Identities, 2013-07-04)
This article focuses on ‘Hurricane’, a song co-written by Bob Dylan (born 24 May 1941) and released in November 1975 on the Columbia Records label. The song details the imprisonment of an African-Amercian middleweight ...