Medieval Football

Medieval football is a term in the modern era which is used to call a variety of localized games which were invented in the Middle Ages.

Medieval football can also be called folk football, mob football, and Shrovetide football. These games are still played today. These types of football are usually played between neighboring towns and villages. It involves an unlimited number of players on both teams.

There are still a number of medieval football games which are still played today. One is Alniwick which is played in Northumberland, Atherstone Ball in Warwickshire, Corfe Castle in Dorset, Haxey in Lincolnshire, Bottle-kicking in Leicestershire, and Sedgefield in County Durham. In Scotland there’s Duns, Hobkirk, Jedburgh, Scone, and Kirkwall. In France there’s La Soule which is played in Normandy and Brittany.

Some of the extinct medieval football games are Dorking, East Anglia, Newton ferrers, Kingston upon Thames, Teddington, Torrington, and Napan in Wales.

More versions of Medieval Football: Ba game, Calcio Fiorentino, Cornish Hurling, Haxey Hood, Lelo Burti, Royal Shrovetide Football, Uppies and Downies, La Soule, Mob Football

No longer played: Chester-le-Street, Camping, Caid, Cnapan.

Alternative Names

Medieval football can also be called folk football, mob football, and Shrovetide football.

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