And Her Name Was Rugby

La Barette. I’m not talking about the hair clip or the barretta — the square cap worn by clergy men. Instead I’m referring to a type of rugby played by women in France in the 1920s. As opposed to 7s, it was 10 players on each side and instead of tackling there was tough blocking. […]

Women’s Sports Federation of France – And Her Name Was Rugby – Part VI

Women’s Sports Federation of France The Fédération Française Sportive Féminine (FFSF) was founded by Alice Milliat in 1921 “in response to the refusal of the IAAF [International Olympic Committee] to include women’s track and field athletics events in the 1924 Olympic Games.”4 Milliat was “met with a deadlock of several leaders including that of Baron […]