Women in Sport

Photographs, documents, publications and ephemera relating to pioneering females in the sports of hockey and judo.

This material is drawn from the All England Women's Hockey Association (AEWHA) Collection, the Edith Thompson Hockey Collection, the Betty Fairgrieve Hockey Collection, the Richard Bowen (Judo) Collection, and the Woodard (Judo) Collection.

We've selected a small number of our favourite items to give you a taste of what these collections hold and how they complement each other. Together they document some of the unsung heroes of sport, evidencing the pioneering achievements of women athletes and highlighting the role they played in popularising female sporting activity.