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The 110th Fixture Against Corinthian-Casuals Football Club

6th October 2019

This weekend was the King Edward’s Witley versus Corinthian-Casuals Football Club; a match that has its origins 110 years ago. The Corinthians was founded in 1882 by N.L.”Pa” Jackson, Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Football Association.  In 1939 Corinthian Football Club merged with Casuals to form Corinthian-Casuals Football Club.  To this day, the Club adheres to the founding principles of amateurism, fair-play, sportsmanship and the ‘Corinthian Spirit’, with its ethos instilled in many teams across the world, amateur and professional. Real Madrid, and some say the English National Team, play in white shirts in tribute to the Corinthians. Today Corinthian-Casuals Football Club is a football club based in Tolworth in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, England. Affiliated to the Surrey County Football Association.

King Edward’s feels privileged and proud to have an annual fixture against Corinthian-Casuals Football Club. This weekend, predominantly Sixth Form footballers (next year’s 1st XI mainly), with cameo appearances from Mr Ryman, Mr Bennett and Mr Miller in the 2nd half, were out on the pitch against this strong team. It was a 6-1 defeat for the School but as Mr Miller, Sport’s Director said, “This match is unique. It is not so much about the result but is a friendly fixture in the true sense of the word, one that is inspiring for our players to take part due to the history of the Corinthians-Casual Club and the talent of their players. The presentation at the end by the match by the captain of Corinthians emphasised the spreading of ‘gentleman’s amateur football’ . A game of sportsmanship, respect, and fair play. He awarded Greg Welbes (Upper Sixth) for epitomising these traits on the pitch. There is a documentary about them on ITV next month – a TV fixture for us!” For more information on Corinthian-Casuals

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