chapter  10
Sports for all women
Problems and progress
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The following brief account of some of the main events in women's sports in Britain since the Second World War sets the scene for recent changes and debates.1 Although during the war many events stopped altogether (for example, roller—and ice-skating rinks, swimming pools and sports grounds were closed), there was a surprising continuity in some female sports. Ironically, the evacuation of schools and factories from London, where women's sports were well established, facilitated growth in other parts of the country.