150 Years of Fives at Uppingham
15/11/16: Nearly 100 OUs and partners gathered in Uppingham on Saturday 12th November to celebrate 150 years of Eton Fives at the School. The game was introduced to Uppingham by the great Victorian Headmaster Edward Thring.
To mark the occasion, OUs played against each other in the recently restored, Constables Fives courts, as well as playing against the young School Fives team, recently re-established, where they were able to pass on their expertise and experience.
The celebrations concluded with a dinner in the evening where OUs were welcomed by the Headmaster, Dr Richard Maloney, and listened to speeches by the instigator of the whole event, OU Nick Preston, who outlined the history of Uppingham Fives, and the President of the Eton Fives Association, Richard Barber.
Read the content of Nick Preston's speech by CLICKING HERE