Posted on: 21 January 2015
Harrow Football is a sporting
tradition unique to Harrow - and one that evolved purely because of
the school's disagreeable, solid clay grounds. As a result, Old
Harrovians devised a new 'dribbling' game with official rules
incorporated exactly 150 years ago - indeed it is a direct
forerunner of modern day football as we know it.
Harrow School is steeped in
tradition and today the game remains an integral part of its sports
programme, with annual matches held against teams of Old Harrovians
and between the Boarding Houses. Friendly competition is rife but
more importantly, the matches bring together generations to
celebrate a wonderful, long-standing tradition.
This year, we are delighted to
co-sponsor and support a team of Old Harrovians led by Pierre
Ali-Noor (West Acre, 2001.3). The Ali-Noor XI hopes to achieve
victory against the School's Princes XI on Saturday 7
Our fabulous co-sponsor,
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, founded in 1818, will be hosting an
elegant post-match champagne tasting on the day. Since the early
19th Century six generations have succeeded each other at the
Billecart- Salmon family home in the heart of the Champagne Region.
Like us, they share a deep and rich history, and still live by the
motto: "Give priority to quality, strive for excellence" - values
that we share at Duncan Lawrie. You can find further information
about Billecart-Salmon here and for a more detailed history of Harrow
We will post a full match report
after the 7 February so don't forget to check our website. Until
then, we wish Pierre Ali-Noor and his team the best of luck for
their upcoming fixture.