Judith Clark, who was instrumental in starting the ACT's first female-only football competition in 1992, was inducted into the Capital Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Judith Clark’s earliest football memories were going to her brother’s games on the weekend and lending a helping hand around the canteen, serving meat pies and lollies to the other families watching. But there was one thing that never sat right with her.
While the boys were on the field playing, the girls were left on the sideline, kicking a ball amongst themselves. The lack of opportunity for girls to play football bothered Judith.
So Judith formed a competition solely for young girls in 1992, which consisted of two teams from Tuggeranong United and Weston Creek.
What began as giving her daughter a chance to play the sport she loved, became a legacy of women’s football in the nation’s capital. Her role in the inception and development of women’s football did not go unnoticed, as Judith was inducted into the Capital Football Hall of Fame in 2003.