I want to share with you how I have been promoting the Dick, Kerr Ladies over the years and some of the feedback I have received.

My plans to take the Dick, Kerr Ladies to a wider audience are coming to fruition as I receive more and more requests to tell their incredible story. Here are some examples of book reviews, radio and television appearances and testimonials.

In a League of Their Own! - book reviews:

Gail Newsham has uncovered the spirit and rare soccer talent which made the Dick, Kerr Ladies the best in the world. Preston Citizen 1994

A story of unparalleled sporting achievement, a struggle against prejudice and financial skulduggery and is a story that, until now, had never been told. Evening Gazette 1994

"Can I tell Gail Newsham through your newspaper how I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her book. The late Florrie Redford was my aunt and how proud she would have been to know that the team would in some small way be part of the history of Preston". Mrs J Shaw, Lancs Evening Post 1994

I recently read your very excellent book. I own around 700 football books and I feel your book is one of the best I have ever read! Brian Ellis BSc, Bedfordshire County Councillor 1995

The Dick, Kerr Ladies were a truly remarkable group of women and they are now given the exposure they so rightly deserve in this poignant book, excellently written by Gail Newsham with an obvious passion for the game. Diva Magazine 1997

The book successfully achieves two things, firstly it documents dates, fixtures, players and scores, putting the women's game on record and secondly it tells a real story about real people who have sadly now passed away or are approaching old age. It is a very fascinating account, easy to read and worth buying. On the Ball magazine 1997

This book is brimming with candidates for a true soccer Hall of Fame. Jane Hoffen, MOTD magazine 1997


Emanuel College, Cambridge University 1998  -   Burnley Women's Refuge  2001

National Football Museum 2003: "Your talk was absolutely outstanding, hugely entertaining, highly informative and very moving."  K Moore, Museum Director

Lowry Conference Centre - 2003 NHS Conference

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 2004: "Thank you for your splendid contribution to our conference.  The evaluation has been very high with particular reference to the calibre of the speakers."  M Rae - A Hitchen

University of Manchester - UMIST 2004

National Football Museum/Fulwood Methodist Church 2005:  "Everyone I have spoken to was expressing praise for your passion, humour and talent as a speaker." M Rae OBE FRCN

UCLan: 2005 1st Women's Football Conference 

UCLan: Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema: 2008 "Gail's presentation was informative, entertaining and comprehensive and delivered to a very high standard of professionalism."

The Women's Institute - Lancashire Federations. "Gail's enthusiasm was so obvious throughout her presentation that everyone felt as if they had met the players!" 2009  "Very interesting and moving.  One of the best talks we have had in ages!" 2010 -2012


First Sex Documentary, Channel 4, 1994  -    Up Front, Granada TV 1997

Woman's Hour - BBC Radio 4, 1997       -    Hairnets to Goalnets - BBC Radio 4

Gloria Huniford's Open House - Channel 5:  "Gloria was delighted that you agreed to join her on the show and sends a personal thank you.  Thank you for your sterling contribution to our programme and giving 'Open House' the benefit of your experience and professionalism". 

Nation on Film - BBC 2  2007       -            ABC Radio National, Australia: 2009

The One Show - BBC 1 2011 - "The interview you gave was lovely. We could not have made the film without all your knowledge and support". Kate Thomas, Producer/Director

Sport and the British - BBC Radio 4 2012

NHK Cosmomedia - Japan 2014

NRK Norway - 2014

Granada TV WW1 Homefront - 2014

BBC Radio Lancashire WW1 - 2014

Antiques Road Trip BBC1- 2015

Suffragettes Forever BBC 2 - 2015

Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen  History Channel 2017

The One Show BBC 1 - 2017

When Football Banned Women presented by Clare Balding Channel 4 - 2017

I am also frequently interviewed on local radio and television as an expert on the history of women's football.  For further details contact:  mail@dickkerrladies.com