A Closure to Women Hockey

General News | Jan-20-2021

A Closure to Women Hockey

The fight for women's hockey players to earn respect and acceptance has been hard fought over the past 100 years. Women have constantly been told that they will not play with men which their sport may be a mediocre version of the men's game. The road of women's hockey has had many ups and downs but has persevered to this day and is stronger than it's ever been. The longer-term of women's hockey is bright because of the diligence and diligence of those who kept it all going. Ironically women began playing the game side by side with men over 100 years ago right at the inception of the sport.

One among the oldest action pictures featuring hockey shows men twiddling with women. A part of the rationale that ladies enjoyed early participation with men is due to the way that the general public viewed the sport. In the beginning, hockey was seen as a recreational activity. Women are routinely barred from participating in serious and competitive sport, but if the sport is viewed as merely recreational then women are more accepted. Within the 1890s this is often what happened to the game of hockey. Suddenly the sport was quite recreation and organization entered, rules were drawn and leagues were formed. With the new structure came segregation of the sexes. The sport progressed for the lads, the ladies were left behind. Despite all this, the primary all-female organized game was played in Barrie, Ontario in 1892. Women's hockey slowly limped on up until the 1920s.


By: Raghav Saxena

Birla School, Pilani