Observations on Ashbourne Summer League by Laurence Reade

Football: Wherever it may be

Monday 2nd July 2012 ko 7.30pm

The Summer Football League

RED LION 3 (Blackburn 38 Smith 51 Mosedale 68)

WHEEL…

Att 19 (h/c)

Entry FREE

Nothing for sale

There are of course no lack of summer football leagues in the British Isles. Football is a summer activity these days in the Republic of Ireland, and there are no lack of summer “Welfare” leagues in the north of Scotland. In England and Wales, they’re far more unusual, with amongst others the Llandyrnog, and Catforth leagues together with the Tunbridge Wells Veterans League.

The Summer Football League tends to get referred to as the Derby Summer League by groundhoppers, but is actually based around the North Derbyshire town of Ashbourne, famous for its Shrove Tuesday “Football” match. The league isn’t affiliated to the Football Association, and there’s a rule that precludes players who play in winter football taking part. The league started…

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