Sadie Smith documentary film

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader recently discovered that her granny and namesake, Sedania, was a shining light in Scottish football. Sadie Smith, as she was known to her teammates, was the superstar left winger of the trailblazing Rutherglen Ladies football team that dominated in the interwar period, despite attempts to push women out of football altogether. In this documentary, Eddi goes on a journey to discover more about her granny’s remarkable football career.

Based on original research by Dr Fiona Skillen, GCU and Steve Bolton.
Period11 Apr 2022
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Football
  • History
  • Gender
  • Women's Football
  • Women's History
  • Sport History