1933: Intercity Competition

In Ipswich, weekly ‘ladies’ soccer’ meetings were advertised in local newspapers in 1932-33. Teams played in Booval, Ipswich. Another team, Swifts Ladies Soccer Club, formed in Bundamba, Ipswich. 

In 1933, an article in Brisbane Telegraph suggested an intercity soccer competition. The all-male committee of the West Moreton British Football Association felt that the games would provide excellent curtain raisers for the men’s competition. However, their conservative Brisbane counterparts did not agree. Those Brisbane residents who petitioned for intercity competition were told that, ‘Football was not a suitable past-time for women’.

Read more about women’s football in Australia during the 1930s at Beyond90.