To mark the publication of a new book on the origins of British public school football games – ‘Puddings, Bullies and Squashes’, edited by Malcolm Tozer (Sunnyrest Books)- this episode of ‘Rugby Reloaded’ goes back to the 19th Century to look at the development and influence of schools’ football.
Did the public school codes influence modern games of football? What was the role of Muscular Christianity? How did the school game relate to the adult football clubs that also emerged at the same time? Take a ten-minute trip back to the primodial origins of the world’s football codes.
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