A game for us all: celebrating women’s football in Milton Keynes
Women’s football in Milton Keynes is as popular as ever, and thanks to MK Dons Sports and Education Trust, local women are spoiled for choice, with recreational football sessions running most days of the week.
As part of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 heritage programme, a team from Milton Keynes Museum set out to capture the experiences of the women who play football in the city today. Working with photographer Katherine Green, players were photographed and also interviewed about what motivated them to get involved and to get a sense of what football means to them. Newly commissioned portraits of the women were also captured by Katherine.
These stories, along with the photographs, form the content of an exhibition now on display in Midsummer Arcade near John Lewis. You’ll also learn more about the history of women’s football across England, including pioneering players and ground-breaking clubs.
For more information about other arts and heritage projects for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 that took place this summer, visit https://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/womenseuro/milton-keynes-heritage-programme/
(first picture) Kerry R, current MK United player © Katherine Green
(second picture) Sam, former MK Wanderers and current MK United plater © Katherine Green