LOOKING BACK: Women's football

1953: The Lincoln Belles women's football team. Photo: Eric O'Connor Collection
1953: The Lincoln Belles women's football team. Photo: Eric O'Connor Collection

This photograph of the Lincoln Belles women's football team was found in Eric O'Connor's paper collection.

There was an incomplete list of names on the back but The Chronicle newspaper covered the story on August 27, 1953, including all the names.

The excerpt from the Chronicle read:

Who said Football Was A Man's Game?

This team of Port Lincoln belles played the Tasman men's team at Port Lincoln recently.

Standing are (from left) Misses Judith Miller, Audrey Spencer, Gloria Quick, Shirley Dennis, Anne Borthwick, Pat Brown, Rosemary Borthwick, Marilyn Miller, Claudine King, Joy Martin, Joan Turvey, V. Cook and Roma Andrews. In the front row are (from left) Heather Lea, Loraine Medlin, Maureen Knight, Cynthia Jacobs, Monica Dudley, Joylene Robinson, and the mascot Helen Miller.