MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Big-Bull
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Inbox-1
Sunset
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Camilla-MSM
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
D812668
Snowy-High-Street
D4S9273
Civic-Service-18
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Brazier
Remebrance-18-3
Pete-Gage-Band1
Brooks-Williams1
IMG9097
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
4MI-2013-11-28030
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
White-Horse
George-Wilding-301
Musical-Time-Machine5
SBJ
Scouting-for-Girls7
D4S0472
TdB-Pewsey044
Inbox2
Remebrance-18-1
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Turin-Brakes6
Hares017cropped
Tina-May5
Sunset2
JazzFestSat572
Landscape
FROSTY-MORNING-
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
Animals06
Gordon-and-Sam
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Ogbourne
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
Roving-Crows1
IMG8472
Duke-of-Kent086
Remebrance-18-2
MYFC005

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Narrow victory for MTFC U18s v Marlborough College in Inaugural William S Bambridge Shield fixture

Marlborough College Master, Jonathan Leigh, presents the William S Bambridge Shield to Tom Amer, captain of the winning MTFC Under 18 teamMarlborough College Master, Jonathan Leigh, presents the William S Bambridge Shield to Tom Amer, captain of the winning MTFC Under 18 team"Something of a polymath" was how Marlborough College Master, Jonathan Leigh described William S Bambridge, in whose memory the shield bearing his name was created, to be awarded to the winners of an annual match between the Marlborough College 1st XI and Marlborough Town Football Club's Under 18 team.

The inaugural match, played earlier this afternoon (Sunday 23 April) on the College Wedgwood Pitch resulted in a narrow 2-1 victory for 'Town' over 'Gown'.  Tom Beadle of MTFC received the Man of the Match award.

William S Bambridge and the ShieldWilliam S Bambridge and the ShieldWilliam Bambridge was instrumental in taking Marlborough Town Football Club to it's current home in Elcot Lane, back in July 1904 whilst he was Director of Music at the College, so the Shield celebrates not just his achievements in bringing all the football teams playing in the Marlborough area under one banner and to one home, but also for creating the strong link between Marlborough College and one of the Town's major longstanding institutions, Marlborough Town Football Club.

"A polymath", stated College Master Jonathan Leigh, who added that he "was Director of Music, had three brothers who played for England and was a founder of many of the FA rules".

As well as his legacy within the College and the Football Club, William S Bambridge was instrumental in drawing up the rules of football for the FA.  Many of the original rules still abide today, not just in this country but worldwide, so the mark that he left had an influence right across the globe, making football the most successful and popular game ever.

If that wasn't enough he was Mayor of Marlborough, twice.  And an Alderman of the Borough.

"We are all very proud to have made this happen" said Chris Hull, chairman of MTFC.  "It's taken some time, but if it wasn't for William Bambridge our football club wouldn't be what it is today so it's very important to establish his role in our history" he added.

Both teams line up together before kick-offBoth teams line up together before kick-off

The winning team - Marlborough Town FC Under 18sThe winning team - Marlborough Town FC Under 18sMarlborough College 1st XIMarlborough College 1st XI

Print Email

Hares017cropped
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
IMG8472
D4S9273
Civic-Service-18
TdB-Pewsey044
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Sunset
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Roving-Crows1
Brazier
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
JazzFestSat572
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
White-Horse
Camilla-MSM
MYFC005
Turin-Brakes6
Remebrance-18-3
Big-Bull
Pete-Gage-Band1
Musical-Time-Machine5
Brooks-Williams1
SBJ
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
Ogbourne
Remebrance-18-2
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Tina-May5
Scouting-for-Girls7
IMG9097
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
CivicSelfie1
D812668
Gordon-and-Sam
Sunset2
Animals06
Snowy-High-Street
George-Wilding-301
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
Camilla-2012-10-19152
D4S0472
Remebrance-18-1
4MI-2013-11-28030
Landscape
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Duke-of-Kent086