THE BURTON RIVER FOOTBALL MATCH

No one really knows how the annual Burton-on-the-Water football match began, but it has been played for over 100 years in the ankle-high waters of River Windrush, in Burton, Gloucester.

The two competing teams have to follow normal football rules while they try and manage the ball in the water.  Spectators are advised to wear waterproof clothes.  The spectators usually number around one thousand.

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