Match Programmes

The front and back covers of what's reputed to be one of the earliest programmes still in existence, dating from the early 1900s, were reproduced in a 1991programme, on the occasion of a match between Gloucester and the Irish President's XV. It was billed as "A Comic Football Match", and the aliases against the players' names certainly reflect a degree of lightheartedness.


A Comic Football Match
A Comic Football Match (329k)
c. 1900

This page was added by Dick Williams on 23/07/2009.
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I have a copy of the "Official" programme for the jubilee Match Capt Donne's XV v Gloucester played on 13 November 1924 and would be willing to donate it. Gloucester won 11-9 according to that night's Citizen!

By Phil Richardson
On 20/08/2010