Cuppers cup conundrum

first_imgOrganisers of the inter-college JCR Association Football League are searching for the forgotten winners of what may be the oldest football trophy in the world. For more than 120 years, winning colleges have had their names engraved on silver shields attached to the cup, seven of which have now been lost. Richard Tur, Senior President of the OUAFC, stated “there is a challenge in finding out which colleges won the trophy in the missing years” Since Magdalen first won it in 1883, the trophy, worth over £5000, has been competed for annually in Cuppers by 28 different Oxford colleges. Andy James, captain of the Balliol football team who won the last Cuppers competition, said “we were very happy when we won the cup. Because of its history and prestige, we felt really proud.”ARCHIVE: 1st wek MT 2005last_img read more