FURD’s Ruth features in women’s football exhibition at the National Football Museum

08 Aug 2023 / News

Our Time Is Now - Ruth and Alison Palmer at the NFM
Ruth with photographer Alison Palmer (Image: National Football Museum)
Our Women and Girls’ Football Worker Ruth Johnson is currently being featured in an exhibition in the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Photographer Alison Palmer's exhibition, ‘Our Time Is Now’, is an honest and raw documentation of grassroots football in England during the spring of 2023, exploring the positive effect of the Women’s Euro 2022 on generations of women, and themes of empowerment at the heart of our communities.

Ruth was nominated by Sara Harnett, Women’s Recreational Football Officer at Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association, who said,

“What Ruth has achieved with very limited resources over the last ten years is phenomenal, and she deserves as much recognition as possible”.

Our Time Is Now 2 - Ruth in the National Football Museum
Ruth in the National Football Museum (Image: National Football Museum)
The exhibition is on now until 30th September 2023.

Also featured in the exhibition from our area is Gail Fletcher, founder of Sheffield’s Silver Strikers football club for women over 30, who we have also played with and against.

For more information about the exhibition, see: 

There’s an interview with Alison Palmer about the exhibition on BBC Manchester starting at about 26:35 here: