Ladies Football Team

James Goldthorpe, pictured on the right, was involved in organising a ladies football match at Headingley during the first world war.

The Yorkshire Evening Post of 21st April 1917 reported that over 3000 spectators had attended a ladies association football match that was played at Headingley. Armley beat Hunslet 3 - 1. The match was held to raise funds for wounded soldiers and the Armley Motor Ambulance.

There was a cup competition for munition girls in 1917 and the final was played at Hunslet on Christmas Day. Armley No. 3 Ordnance Factory defeated the Atlas Works (Otley) by 3 goals to 1. Armley had beaten Newlay 5-0 and Atlas had beaten Hunslet 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Thanks to Patrick Brennan for that information.