Everything you need to know about Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

It dates back 900 years and captures the attention of the world’s media, but do you know the facts behind Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football? Played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (around mid to late February), this exciting and dramatic game is thought to be one of the oldest forms of football in the world.

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