Congratulations to Marion Stell and Heather Reid for the publication of Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2020). The work adds the football field to sites of protest and empowerment for individual women in the 1970s. It follows the Australian and New Zealand national players – schoolgirls, factory workers, university graduates and professionals – as they navigate the male-dominated world of football. This book never shies away from the uncomfortable aspects of their journeys, uncovering stories of vulnerability and strength, sexual harassment as well as sexual awakening, personal vilification as well as celebration, giving voice to a silencing in sport. The book has relevance to history, sports history, gender studies and queer studies.