Events Re-enactment of the game

Re-enactment of the game

Event Date: Saturday 24 June 2023 @


In 1823 William Webb Ellis “took the ball in his arms and ran with it” on The Close at Rugby School. This, and subsequent events, has resulted in the game of “football” being named “rugby football”.

Enjoy an afternoon on The Close watching that moment being replayed.

Further details to follow…