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1933 Carlton Women's Team

During the season on Saturday August 12, a Carlton Ladies' Team played Richmond at Princes Park.
This match was the highlight of the afternoon of events called "The Carnival of Football," which was organized to raise money for the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Two Chinese teams played, a veterans' match, a long kicking contest, and an amateur athletic race was also held.
The team was coached by current Carlton footballer 'Mickey' Crisp with the aid of former Carlton captain Ray Brew.
The match consisted of two 20 minute halves.
10,000 people attended.
Carlton won
Carl; 1.6.12
Rich; 0.0.0
Goal; E. Barbour
Best; K. Kelly, M. Lane, D. Easton, E. Barbour, N. McKenzie
A trophy for the best Carlton player was awarded by Mr. L. Hayes to K. Kelly.

"The most novel attraction of the programme, a match between the girls' teams from Carlton and Richmond, began half an hour behind schedule. The Richmond took the field accompanied by an Irish Setter mascot.
Four sturdy girls formed the ruck and both sides in accordance with tradition had the diminutive rover. The girls had no qualms about putting plenty of vigor into their game. They bowled one another over with merry abandon.
The Carlton girls had the height and several of them, especially P. Frawley who marked with all the polish and ease of League players. The teams wore the colors of the Richmond and Carlton League teams and the rivalry intensely keen." (Herald August 12 p4)


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Carlton historian Tony De Bolfo has written two articles about this 1933 match.

When Women of Carlton took to the field

http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2013-03-28/when-women-of-carlton-took-to-the-field

Carlton trailblazer Myra remembered

http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2016-01-12/carlton-trailblazer-myra-remembered



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