Newcastle United captain set to appear at city centre cinema screening of Women's World Cup film

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After the recent success of women's football in Newcastle, the sport is taking centre stage once again with a film documenting the 1971 World Cup being shown.

After the recent success of women's football in Newcastle, the sport is taking centre stage once again with a film documenting the 1971 World Cup being shown at an independent city centre cinema.

Pilgrim Street's Tyneside Cinema is presenting a special one-off screening of Copa 71, a film showing the story of the 1971 Women's World Cup alongside a panel of some of the region's top sporting names.

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Told by the pioneering women who participated in it, and built from an archive unseen for fifty years, Copa 71 premiered in October 2023.

In addition to giving fans the chance to see the film, Tyneside Cinema has turned the screening into a must-see event for North East football fans on Wednesday, March 13.

Well known podcaster Charlotte Robson of the True Faith Podcast will host a panel alongside Newcastle United FC Captain Amber-Keegan Stobbs, Sunderland A.F.C Women’s Head Coach Melanie Reay and Team Captain Brianna Westrup as well as sports journalist George Caulkin of The Athletic and Pod on The Tyne.

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The tournament is known for being hosted in Mexico without FIFA recognition and the second tournament knows as the Women's World Cup.

Six teams took part in the tournament which was hosted 20 years before the first FIFA Women's World Cup, which took place in 1991 in China.

Other screenings of the film are available between Friday, March 8 and Thursday, March 14 with tickets for all showings available to buy online through the cinema's website.

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