Copa 71

Director: Rachel Ramsay & James Erskine
91 mins

It is August 1971. Football teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark and Italy are gathering at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the tournament is monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on every street corner and crowds of over 100,000 hollering fans turn this historic stadium into ‘a cauldron of noise and heat’ match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international footballing history.

But this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are all women. And it’s likely you’ve never even heard of it. This is Copa 71, the unofficial Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both FIFA and domestic football associations around the world, this event has been entirely written out of history. Until now.

WIN a signed COPA 71 poster!

All 5 footballers who came to Hebden Bridge: Gill Sayell, Chris Lockwood, Leah Caleb, Kerry Davis and Issy Pollard signed the Copa 71 Poster. This is a rare opportunity to win a collector’s item and help a great cause.

Our three Lost Lionesses are ambassadors for Our Goal, the not-for-profit set up by Ella Williams to empower girls and women through mentoring programmes and community football.

Go to the HBFF website here to get your raffle tickets – £10 each (3 for £20) for a chance to win the poster, or make a donation to Our Goal. All money goes to Our Goal and you could be the lucky winner!

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