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Oving & District Villages Cup  - 10 October

The Oving Villages Cup, or locally The Oving Cup, run by the Oving and District Villages Cup Committee and is affiliated to the Berks & Bucks FA, is one of the oldest football trophies. It was first played in the season 1889-1890, it's possibly "the the oldest soccer tournament you’ve never heard of".

oving cup founded 1889At a meeting held in the Oving Parish Schoolroom on Friday, Sept. 6, 1889 — one year after the Football League was established at the Royal Hotel in Manchester - the locals created something less ambitious but equally enduring:

A knockout competition The Cup is open to villages within 12 miles of Oving, Buckinghamshire and had strict rules on eligibility of players, such as living in the village for a minimum of twelve months and/or playing for the same team for three consecutive seasons. Teams with many wins are Wendover, Waddesdon, Wing and Haddenham .

The Oving Cup is played by the representative teams on a knock-out basis; the two finalists then normally meet on Easter Monday at Oving Recreational Ground.

Long Crendon and Oving played out the inaugural final on Easter Monday 1890, with Crendon lifting the cup following a 2-0 victory.

The original finalists meet again in the cup again on Saturday, as uhlsport hellenic League Division One East Long Crendon and Oving (of the Aylesbury & District Football League) have done each year since (excluding war years) since 1890. Kicking off at 1:30pm, venue Oxford City's Court Farm Place Oxford OX3 0NQ. 
 

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