Tuesday, 25 October 2016


The Arthurian League was formed back in 1961 and is currently running with seven divisions of sixty teams. It was set up for teams of public schools old boys and is affilated to the the Amateur Football Alliance making it not part of the English Football pyramid system much like the Southern Amateur League (formed in 1907) and the Amateur Football Combination (formed in 2002 as result of the merger between the Old Boy's Football League and Southern Olympian League). 

The league has two clubs steeped in football history as members in Old Carthusians and Old Etonians. The former's  first team have dominated the league's top division since 2006 winning the title eight times and lifting the famous Arthur Dunn Cup seven times. Old Carthsians were formed in 1876 famously winning The FA Cup in 1881 and The FA Amateur Cup in 1894 and 1897. The Old Etonians were formed five years earlier than their rivals in 1871 and winning The FA Cup in 1879 and 1882 as well reaching the final in 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1883. They have not won the Arthurian League Premier Division since 2004/05. 

The league this season has a large number of earlier kick offs for games which gives ground-hoppers and football fans the chance to take in a game they may not usually see. Here is the list of games that kick off early over the next few weeks along with details of where they take place. Please check with clubs for kick off times before you travel - 

Saturday 29th October

Division Three
12pm KO unless stated
Old Epsomians v Old Salopians II - at The Deckers Sports Ground 

Division Four 

Old Merchant Taylors v Old Haberdashers - at Merchant Taylor's School 
Old Stoics v Old Suttonians SV - at University of Westminster
Old Tonbridgians II v Old Cholmeleians II - at Wrotham School 12.15pm 

Artuhr Dunn Cup

Old Marlburians v Old Bancroftians - at Lincoln Fields Sports Pitches 

Saturday 12th November

Premier Division
12pm KO unless stated
Old Marlburians v Lancing Old Boys - at Lincoln Field Sports Pitches 
Old Salopians v Old Harrovians - at King's House Sports Ground 

Arthur Dunn Cup 
Old Tonbridgians v Old Carthusians - at Wrotham School 12.15pm 

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