Some articles on football, oldest football:
... The most popular sport in the UK, association football, was first codified in 1863 in London ... this was to unify English public school and university football games ... There is evidence for refereed, team football games being played in English schools since at least 1581 ...
... The Bendigo Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Bendigo region of Victoria, Australia ... Formed in 1880, it is one of the oldest football leagues in Australia, and among its members are some of the oldest football clubs in Australia, including the ...
Famous quotes containing the words football and/or oldest:
“In this dream that dogs me I am part
Of a silent crowd walking under a wall,
Leaving a football match, perhaps, or a pit,
All moving the same way.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“The process of education in the oldest profession in the world is like any other educational process, in that it requires time and effort and patience; it can only be acquired by taking one step at a time, though the steps become accelerated after the first few.”
—Madeleine [Blair], U.S. prostitute and madam. Madeleine, ch. 4 (1919)