Preston Ladies' Football Club training at Blackpool - Pathe 1931
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"The Champions - Filmed at Blackpool. We found
Preston Ladies' Football Club, the World's Champion team of the fair sex, in hard
training at breezy Blackpool."
Produced by Pathe News, 1927.
Duration: 2.14 mins
Various shots of the members of Preston Ladies' Football Club in
training. They jump up and down on the spot, wearing football shirts,
baggy shorts, long black socks and hats. A trainer in white calls the
Intertitle says that one member, Miss Lily Buxton, holds a record - 253
matches and only once absent.
The women do star jumps with hands on hips, then throw a ball to each
other (a man seen in this shot could be manager Mr Frankland) and skip,
using skipping ropes.
The women playing football on the beach - this seems to be a split
screen effect, with footage from other matches or practise sessions
seen either side of a foggy spilt through the picture.
Voiceover by one of the members calls out encouragement to several
More footage shows the women in a match on a football pitch before a
large crowd (this section of film is running slightly fast).
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