Good Friday, Two teams of 100, few rules, over a mile to each goal, four hours to play.

Now in its sixth year, the Chiddingstone Real Football match has become a staple feature of Good Friday with two teams of at least 100 competing last years no holds barred event in 2017.

A mixture of football and rugby, the four-hour game sees the sides compete over fields, rivers and woodland with the aim of getting the ball to their respective goals at either end of the pitch.

The round ball can be kicked or thrown and the rules are fairly limited but there are a few things players must avoid doing if they want to stay out of trouble.

There’s a perimeter road around the field’s that forms the boundary for the field of play but none of the players are allowed to go over the boundary or go on private property with the ball and they must remain on foot.

This year’s match will be on March 30th and the after-match party featuring live music will take place at The Castle Inn, Chiddingstone.

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