Saturday February 22, 2020

Shining a light on the dormant potential of women’s football

SPORT: Under The Lights And In The Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, By Gwendolyn Oxenham Icon Books, €17.25

23rd July, 2017
Marta of Brazil (right), regarded as the world's best female footballer, in action against Cameroon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London Pic: Getty

Women’s sport remains a relatively untapped market in terms of book-writing, which is why Under The Lights And In The Dark is an important text that introduces us to the world of women’s football.

Penned by Gwendolyn Oxenham, it focuses on various women from various corners of their world, and their individual journeys as football players.

Issues ranging from homelessness to sexual identity and financial difficulties in women’s football are touched...

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