Women On British Football Programme Covers From The 1960s, 70s And 80s

In the 1980s, the most famous female footballer in the UK was Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), aka Gregory’s Girl – and she was a fantasy, playing up front for her school football team in Bill Forsyth’s hit film of 1981. Back then a woman’s place was in the stands, at home or, as so often seemed the way, working as a nurse. That’s not to say woman were invisible. Every so often one would appear on the cover of a football programme. Did a female presence sell more copies? Let’s take a look and wonder:

 

Aberdeen vs St Mirren - 1983 - Cover Page

Aberdeen vs St Mirren – 1983 – Cover Page

Aston Villa vs Oxford United - 1973 - Cover Page

Aston Villa vs Oxford United – 1973 – Cover Page

Aston Villa vs Orient - 1973 - Cover Page We're off to Villa Park as Aston Villa take on Orient in 1973

Aston Villa vs Orient – 1973 – Cover Page
We’re off to Villa Park as Aston Villa take on Orient in 1973

Bristol City vs Everton - 1980 - Cover Page A cheeky wee pony and some Majorettes welcome Everton to Bristol City in 1980

Bristol City vs Everton – 1980 – Cover Page
A cheeky wee pony and some Majorettes welcome Everton to Bristol City in 1980

Chelsea vs Portsmouth - 1983 - Cover Page Join us as Gulf Air and their glamorous reps help Chelsea face Portsmouth in 1983

Chelsea vs Portsmouth – 1983 – Cover Page
Join us as Gulf Air and their glamorous reps help Chelsea face Portsmouth in 1983

Everton vs Derby County - 1976 - Cover Page We're off to Goodison Park as Everton take on Derby County in 1976

Everton vs Derby County – 1976 – Cover Page
We’re off to Goodison Park as Everton take on Derby County in 1976

Football League Review - 1968/69 - Volume 21 - Cover Page

Football League Review – 1968/69 – Volume 21 – Cover Page

Steve Perryman - Shoot! Feature The immortal picture at home with Mr and Mrs Perryman

Steve Perryman – Shoot! Feature
The immortal picture at home with Mr and Mrs Perryman

QPR vs Aston Villa - 1986

QPR vs Aston Villa – 1986

Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur - 1969 - Cover Page We're off to Stoke as Miss Stoke City gets a coronation and Spurs visit town

Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur – 1969 – Cover Page
We’re off to Stoke as Miss Stoke City gets a coronation and Spurs visit town

Sunderland vs Leeds United - Bobby Kerr Testimonial 1976 - Cover Page Bobby Kerr and family welcome you to Roker for his testimonial in 1976

Sunderland vs Leeds United – Bobby Kerr Testimonial 1976 – Cover Page
Bobby Kerr and family welcome you to Roker for his testimonial in 1976

The Glasgow FA Select vs The Football League - Cover Page We're off to Hampden Park as the Football League take on the Glasgow FA

The Glasgow FA Select vs The Football League – Cover Page
We’re off to Hampden Park as the Football League take on the Glasgow FA

Norwich City vs Manchester City - 1987 - Cover Page We're off to Carrow Road as Norwich City take on Manchester City in 1987

Norwich City vs Manchester City – 1987 – Cover Page
We’re off to Carrow Road as Norwich City take on Manchester City in 1987

West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic – 1984 – Cover Page Gary Robson and friends welcome you to the Hawthorns as West Brom face Wigan in 1984

West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic – 1984 – Cover Page
Gary Robson and friends welcome you to the Hawthorns as West Brom face Wigan in 1984

Aberdeen vs IA Akranes – 1983

Aberdeen vs IA Akranes – 1983

Birmingham City vs Reading – 1987

Birmingham City vs Reading – 1987

Port Vale vs Bury – 1984

Port Vale vs Bury – 1984