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The Future of Women’s Football: Vox Pop

Women's Football

The Olympics has popularised women’s football but for a local Cardiff team it’s just another year in a lifetime of dedication.

Maria Meredith set up a five-a-side team eight years ago. Frustrated by the mixed teams, and the unreliability of the ladies’ teams, Maria’s group takes a more relaxed approach to football.

“I played in a mixed team for a little while,” said Maria, “but unfortunately the men didn’t regard the female players as sporting equals. I’ve always stressed to newcomers that it’s about enjoying football, and I don’t think you need to be over competitive or physical to do that.”

With both competitive and recreational teams it seems Cardiff might be at the forefront of a rise in a female version of the beautiful game.


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