Richard Barber Cup 2017/18: Seven Up For St.Olave's

15/01/18: St.Olave's retained their Richard Barber Cup title at Eton yesterday, but were pushed incredibly hard by both Shrewsbury and Westminster before claiming the cup for the seventh successive year.

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Cooley Banks Ipswich Tournament

09/01/18: The Fives players of Ipswich celebrated the New Year in the style to which they have become accustomed over the years with the annual running of the Graves Cup, won this year by guest player Seb Cooley and young Ipswich schoolboy Harry Banks, neither of whom actually played in the qualifying rounds but who nevertheless ended up winning the trophy, in a move worthy of John Caudle himself.

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Fancy Dress Fives at Aldenham

Phil Lyndon reports:

20/12/17: Congratulations to James Fredenham who won Aldenham’s Fancy Dress Fives last night. His ‘Fake Sheikh’ outfit which included a shoe polish goatee stole the show. The theme was ‘Any nationality but your own.’

Turnbull Trophy Falls Victim To The Weather

11/12/17: Sadly, yesterday's Turnbull Trophy at Eton had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions, with many of the 30 entered pairs from 11 different schools unable to make it to the venue. 

London Tournament 2017: Groundhog Day at Harrow

05/12/17: Tom Dunbar & Seb Cooley started the eighth year of their record-breaking partnership at Harrow last weekend in much the same way as they have managed the previous seven - with a major tournament victory against old rivals James Toop & Matthew Wiseman. Watch the match in full here: Game One, Game Two, Game Three.

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Key Dates 2017-18

Need to plan your Fives diary for the 2017/18 season? See below for this season's key dates.

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EFA Successful In Westway Grant Bids

22/11/17: Following on from the recent successful free summer holiday and half-term Fives and wallball sessions for local children at the Westway Sports Centre, the EFA are delighted to announce that the Children & Young People Funders’ Coalition for work with children and families affected by the Grenfell fire have confirmed a further grant of £4000 from the City Bridge Trust.

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New Teams Take To The Court At Westway

Daniel Pritchard reports:

30/11/17: Imperial College London Vs Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

On Wednesday 29th November, Westway played host to five Imperial College players (Dev Awal, Minwoo Hyun, Hao Liang, Aran Patel and Neelesh Rav) and three Cardinal Vaughan Year 11 players.

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New Courts Discovered In India

Thanks to some sterling detective work by RFA colleagues David Barnes and Simon Stokes, the existence of two previously unknown Eton Fives courts has just come to light.

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EFA Trophy: Qualification Goes Down To The Wire In Thrilling Finale

20/11/17: This year's EFA Trophy qualification round took place at Eton on Sunday in its new pre-Christmas slot, with a large entry of 10 teams and another fantastic day of Fives, featuring the full range of youngsters, students, veterans, top women players, regular club players and players returning to Fives after a long absence, all topped off with a thrilling final round of matches that left the qualifying places in doubt right up until the last minute.

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