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Women's walking football team

An all-women walking football team from FURD took part in the Dick, Kerr Cup in Preston on Sunday - the first national women's walking football tournament.

The team, made up of players from FURD's walking football and women's football initiatives, made it through to the semi-finals of the 'Plate' competition before being knocked out, with Newcastle being the eventual winners of the Cup.

The tournament was part of the centenary celebrations of the Dick, Kerr Ladies team from Preston who played for charity in front of huge crowds before the FA banned women's football from its pitches in 1921. Proceeds from the tournament are going towards funding a permanent tribute to the team in Preston.

Books about the Dick, Kerr Ladies and women's football, past and present, can be borrowed from the FURD library.

FURD runs mixed walking football sessions on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and women and girls' football on Tuesdays from 6-7pm, both at the U-Mix Centre, and new players are always welcome at both. Contact us for more information, or just turn up.

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