Bat Country Griot

Updated: Jan 24

The Bat Country Griot Project - Who is Lily Parr? Who is Annie Hastie? Who is Alice Woods? Who were Dick Kerr Ladies?! Sadly you won’t find many sports commentators who know This was; the best women’s player of her time, the best goalkeeper, the team captain, and the club that changed women’s football forever! The suffrage movement in women's soccer is not one that's talked about, yet it is these ladies that sacrificed so much to give us the opportunities we have today.

What is a Griot? Griot is a term that comes from West Africa. It refers to a person who is an oral historian who was trained to recite the legacy of their people from the beginning of time to present. The Bat Country Griot Project is Bat Country FC’s new web series that introduces the many faces that make up our club and allows them to share their story with the world. The idea came about for the project in order to educate and promote unity within our club and in our ever growing multicultural city and country! The Bat Country Griot will document every player who puts on the Bat Country jersey and will provide a lineage of the trailblazing pioneers who help build this club for all players who will come after them! This is the Bat Country Griot, and these are our stories!

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