"Mr. John Lindsay, minister at Carstairs, having regretted the break of the Sabbath by the insolent behaviour of men and women in footballing, dancing and Barley Breaks, ordains every Brother (Minister) to labour to restrain the foresaid insolence and break of Sabbath, and to that effect to make intimation thereof into their several kirks next Sabbath day.“
- A church document dated August 21, 1628
First Recorded Women's Soccer Game
The first recorded soccer match involving women was played in Carstairs, Scotland, causing a stir with local ministry. The 390th anniversary of this event was celebrated in 2018 with a visit from Rose Reilly, World Cup winner and one of Scotland’s most successful female footballers.
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