Les Sportives | Journal Illustre Feminin – And Her Name Was Rugby – Part V

This is the fifth installment of “And Her Name Was Rugby” blog post.

Les Sportives | Journal Illustre Feminin

Women Barette / Rugby in France Lille Athletic Club 1924

Here the Lille Rugby Club is pictured in an illustrated newspaper dedicated to women’s sports. They are described as valiant. I would say that any player who decides to play rugby is “adventurous” — one of the synonyms but these women were certainly “bold” as I’m sure they must have received a lot of criticism for choosing a sport that isn’t feminine.

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