Charterhouse School and the Old Carthusians Football Club celebrate 400 years of the School’s history and the opening of a new pitch Saturday 10th September 2pm.
Charterhouse and their old boys, the Old Carthusians, have played an important role in the development of football. The school’s team captain was present at the inaugural meeting of the Football Association in 1863, the Old Carthusians won the FA Cup in 1881 and provided many internationals for the full English team in the period before professionalism. Even in the 1920s a number of old boys represented professional clubs and played for the full English team.
On Saturday 10th September, school and old boys meet to play matches in a celebration of the 400th year of the School and the opening of a newly laid pitch. The Old Carthusian 1st XI has invited the Civil Service FC to play them. The Civil Service was the first visiting team to the newly formed ground at Charterhouse in 1872, so it is fitting that they should help christen this new pitch in 2011.
As well as this match, the school’s two recent Boodles Independent Schools FA Cup winning teams from 2008 and 2011 will also play and other matches between old boys and school complete the afternoon.
Alongside the pitch the Durham Amateur Football Trust (DAFT) are exhibiting their memorabilia of north eastern amateur football reflecting the influence that sides like Bishop Auckland and Crook Town FC had on English football. The Old Carthusians in their pomp played in the north-east during their FA Amateur Cup runs on the 1890s. They travelled to Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and South Bank on their way to two Amateur Cup finals.
On Sunday 11th September the school hosts the ISFA National U18 six-a-side competition from 10am at the Queens Sports centre entertaining school teams from all over the country. DAFT will move their exhibition to the Queens Sports Centre for the day.
Visitors are welcome and there is no charge for entry!
Contact Malcolm Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Master In Charge of Football