Chelcee Grimes and community players mark Euros by recreating 1895 team photo

The National Lottery has recreated a series of images from the first match of the British Ladies Football Club in 1895 to celebrate the start of Euro 2022.

The images feature footballer and singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes alongside a squad of community female players from around the UK.

As one of the first ever recorded photos of a women’s football team, the original images include captain Nettie Honeyball who is considered a pioneer of women’s football.

The team’s first match were played in front of a crowd of 10,000 in Crouch End, North London (Camelot)

The team’s first game was played in Crouch End, North London in front of a crowd of 10,000 people, and players would only have owned one pair of boots which were heeled to ensure they were not considered to be breaking any Victorian standards of decency.

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