The first record of a woman's team coming together to play football occurred on 9 May 1881, at Edinburgh's Easter Road Stadium. The match was billed as a Scotland v England international and featured Mrs Graham's XI.
Just over a week later, on 20 May 1881,the teams played in Glasgow in front of a crowd of 5,000. This match had to be abandoned following a violent pitch invasion during which the women were "roughly ", and chased by a mob as they left the grounds.Further games resulted in similar pitch invasions, which soon resulted in ending this early attempt to introduce women's football.
Club sides who were interested in using their grounds for women's football were subsequently denied permission by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). In 1971 UEFA instructed its members to take control of women's football within their territories. The motion was passed 31–1, but Scotland was the only member to vote against it.