Lily Parr: Football Trailblazer

Lily Parr was a pioneer, a trailblazer and a maverick of the women’s game.

Originally the prolific goal scorer started her footballing career as a left back playing for her local side, St Helens Ladies where she amassed over 100 appearances. Shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, Lily aged just 14 started work at Dick Kerr & Co munitions factory in Preston, Lancashire where she played for the works team. At Dick Kerr Ladies she switched position to outside left or left wing as it’s more commonly known today with devastating results.

During her 31 years with Dick Kerr Ladies, she amassed over 700 appearances scoring an incredible 986 goals which led to her becoming the first female footballer commemorated with a statue when in 2019 she was unveiled at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

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