Today was "Football Day" at Big S's school. It made me frown a little. All the boys were dressed up in their team colours, aspiring to be a famous player one day. Many of the little girls were also dressed in their family's team colours, aspiring to be... what? A supporter? A footballer's girlfriend?
Women's football exists no doubt, but I have never seen it in our local or national media. There are very, very few women's sports that have equal billing with men's.
Maybe that's why I love Roller Derby. I think I've just realized why my reaction to men's roller derby is "Buggar off. Let the girls have their one sport."
So next term, let's have Roller Derby Day!