In this special episode ahead of the 2022 Women’s Euros beginning this week in England, Rich spoke with author Johanna Ruohonen about her new book Naisten Laji, the origins of women’s football in Finland and Europe and how things have changed – and where inequality still remains. Finland play their three group games in Milton Keynes, where Rich and Keke will be supporting the Helmarit in the matches against Spain, Denmark and Germany.
Johanna describes how the book came about, speaking with female players past and present, hopes for the future and how the Helmarit and Kansallinen Liiga can provide positive role models for the next generation of women’s footballers and coaches in Finland.
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Naisten laji – Kirja jalkapallosta by Johanna Ruohonen
(Women’s Sport – A Book About Football)
Buy Naisten laji for 30€ from https://kustantamo.sets.fi/kirja/naisten-laji-2/
Find Johanna Ruohonen online
- Website: https://kustantamo.sets.fi/kirjailijat/johanna-ruohonen/
- Instagram: @naisten_laji
- Twitter: @JohannaRuo