On 31st May, centre:mk will be hosting a ‘show and tell’ event for women who play (or have played) football in Milton Keynes.
The heritage roadshow will be outside Starbucks between 10am and 4pm and will offer football fans a chance to celebrate Milton Keynes being a host city of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, as well as an opportunity to explore the heritage of women’s football in the region and champion the players and fans alike who have supported the sport and its journey to recognition and popularity in the traditionally male dominated world of football.
The event, which will be run by MK Museum and Living Archive MK, is part of the ‘UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Heritage Programme’ and aims to collect memories, photos and objects relating to local women’s football, past and present.
Kevin Duffy, Centre Director said of the programme: ‘With the UEFA Women’s EURO tournament coming to Milton Keynes with some key matches later this year, centre:mk are proud to be able to get involved in the UEFA heritage programmes where stories of pioneering women and girls’ football will be recorded for the first time. This really is a unique opportunity for female footballers in the area and fans to become a part of history and we can’t wait to see what people bring along on the day’.
2022 marks an important year for women’s football, as England hosts the UEFA Women's EURO tournament and the Lionesses mark their 50th anniversary, it also marks 141 years since women’s football was first played professionally.