Football women were pioneers
Rutherglen writer and historian Dorothy Connor will be a guest on the award-winning Cat’s Cream radio show on Camglen Radio today, Wednesday, September 13.
She will talk about women’s football and the day that Rutherglen Ladies became world champions in a sensational match at Shawfield.
The “unbeaten” reigning world champions, The Dick Kerr’s Internationals, were treated to a civic reception at the town hall on September 13, 1923.
Dorothy’s grandfather, James Kelly, ran the team.
They raised large amounts for ex-servicemen’s charities during and after the First World War until they were banned by the Football Association.
Dorothy said: “Women’s football is huge now but at that time these women were the pioneers.”
Cat’s Cream with Catriona Gibson is on from 11am until 1pm online and on 107.9FM.
Photographs and articles written by Dorothy about the team are available to view in the Heritage Centre at Rutherglen Library.