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Recognising Scottish Football Pioneer, Edna Neillis

That the Parliament notes with sadness the passing of the former Scotland women’s international footballer, Edna Neillis; recognises Ms Neillis’ role as a pioneer of Scottish sport, having played in the first official women’s international match against England at Greenock in 1972, before deciding to play professionally abroad with what is considered a highly successful spell at AC Milan; deeply regrets that women’s football was banned from league grounds by the SFA and FA for half a century prior to 1972, apparently having decided that the sport had become too popular after the First World War, and supports calls for Ms Neillis’ legacy to be honoured by her induction into the Football Hall of Fame.

Supported by: John Finnie, Dennis Robertson, Hanzala Malik, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey, Anne McTaggart, Roderick Campbell, Jean Urquhart, Jackie Baillie, Duncan McNeil, Kenneth Gibson, Nanette Milne, Liz Smith, Kenny MacAskill, Chic Brodie, Mike MacKenzie, Kevin Stewart, Adam Ingram, Drew Smith, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, David Torrance, Mark McDonald, Lewis Macdonald, Elaine Murray, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Clare Adamson


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