Competition: win two tickets to a preview screening of Copa 71!

Fancy bagging yourself a brace of free tickets to see a brand new women’s football documentary?

The National Football Museum is giving you and a friend the chance to be there at the launch of Copa 71, a groundbreaking documentary executive-produced by Venus and Serena Williams.

Copa 71 is the story of the unofficial (and for so long unheralded) 1971 Women’s World Cup, as told by the pioneering women who starred in it over five decades ago. The documentary features in-depth interviews from these players, as well as unseen archive footage of the tournament in Mexico, shedding light on a forgotten watershed moment in women’s sport.

1971 Lionesses

The National Football Museum features objects from the competition in our Match Gallery display, and is delighted that this story will reach a new global audience.

Copa 71 will be making its first outing with our friends at HOME Manchester on Tuesday 5 March at 5:50pm, followed by a special Q&A session with co-directors Rachel Ramsay and James Erskine, with 1971 Women’s World Cup player (and friend of the museum) Chris Lockwood.

To win two tickets for the screening and Q&A, simply reply or tag a friend into any of the below social posts. The competition closes at 5pm on Saturday 2 March: the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.


About Copa 71

It is August 1971. Soccer teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark, and
Italy have gathered at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the
tournament is monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on
every street corner, and crowds of over 100,000 roaring fans turn this historic stadium into a
cauldron of noise match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The
atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international soccer history.

But this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are
all women. And it’s likely you’ve never even heard of it. This is Copa ‘71, the unofficial
Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both the governing body and domestic soccer
associations around the world, this event had been sidelined in history. Until now.

Copa 71 will be in cinemas from Friday 8 March 2024. Find out more here: