• Short Summary

    TO SPORTMEN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ENGLAND AND SOCCER ARE SYNONYMOUS.FOR IT WAS IN ENGLAND THAT?

  • Description

    TO SPORTMEN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ENGLAND AND SOCCER ARE SYNONYMOUS.FOR IT WAS IN ENGLAND THAT THE GAME WAS BORN A CENTURY AGO THIS YEAR.A CODE FOR PLAYING THE GAME WAS ESTABLISHED AND WITH IT THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.

    TODAY, SOCCER'S APPEAL IS UNIVERSAL IN BRITAIN.OVER 30,000 CLUBS, REPRESENTING ABOUT A MILLION PLAYERS, ARE AFFILIATED TO THE F.A.OF THESE, NEARLY 500 ARE PROFESSIONAL CLUBS EMPLOYING UP TO 8,000 PLAYERS; THE REST ARE AMATEURS.

    SINCE THE HISTORIC DAY WHEN THE F.A.WAS FORMED -- ON OCTOBER 26, 1963 -- SOCCER HAS SPREAD FROM ENGLAND AND FLOURISHES THROUGHOUT THE FIVE CONTINENTS.IT IS PLAYED IN NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY; IT HAS MORE PLAYERS AND ATTRACTS MORE SPECTATORS THAN ANY OTHER SPORT.

    HEADQUARTERS OF THE F.A.ARE LOCATED IN AN ELEGANT FIVE-STOREY BUILDING IN WEST LONDON.HERE, A STAFF OF 40 CARRY OUT THE ORGANIZATION OF FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR JOE MEARS.

    HIS RIGHTHAND MEN IN DAILY ADMINISTRATIVE WORK ARE MR.E.MILLER, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, AND MR.D.FELLOWS, TREASURER.MR.FELLOWS IS FILMED ALLOCATING TICKETS FOR THE BIG MATCH THAT IS BEING PLAYED THIS MONTH TO CELEBRATE THE F.A.'s CENTENARY: ENGLAND V THE REST OF THE WORLD AT WEMBLEY STADIUM.

    ALSO SHOWN ARE MR ALF RAMSEY, MANAGER OF THE ENGLAND TEAM, AND TEAM COACH MR A WADE.

    THE HISTORY OF SOCCER IN ENGLAND IS TRACED BRIEFLY IN STILLS, FILMED HERE: THE FREEMASON'S TAVERN LONDON, WHERE THE F.A.WAS FOUNDED; THE FIRST SCOTTISH TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND, 1873; THE FIRST MATCH PLAYED UNDER FLOODLIGHTS; ACCRINGTON V.CHURCH ROVERS, 1878; 19TH-CENTURY 300 CENTURY GARB: THE ASTON VILLA TEAM, WHICH WON THE CUP AND LEAGE 'DOUBLE' IN 1896-97; SCENE OF THE FIRST CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY BETWEEN BOLTON AND WEST HAM IN 1923, WHEN ABOUT 200,00 SPECTATORS INVADED THE STADIUM.

    THEN: THE F.A.'S ORIGINAL MINUTES BOOK; THE F.A.CENTENARY BOOKLET, PLUS VARIOUS SOCCER TROPHIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CN826DTNQCD59S5C9Z1T5EP9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CN826DTNQCD59S5C9Z1T5EP9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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