Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
The Arthurian League is an English association football league for clubs comprising old boys of public schools. It is affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance and is not part of the English football league system. It takes its name - via the Arthur Dunn Cup in which all founder members competed - from Old Etonian and England international Arthur Dunn.
The Arthurian League was founded in 1902 by a group of Old Etonians who wanted to continue playing football after leaving school. The inaugural season featured 12 teams, all of which were Old Etonians sides. The league has since expanded to include teams from other public schools, and currently consists of 5 divisions.
The Arthurian League has a long and rich history, and has produced some of the best footballers in England. Former players of the league include Stanley Matthews, Bobby Moore, and David Beckham.
- The Arthur Dunn Cup is the league's premier competition. It is a knockout cup competition open to all teams in the league.
- The Junior League Cup is a knockout cup competition for teams in Divisions 2, 3, 4, and 5.
- The David Woolcott Trophy is a knockout cup competition for teams in Divisions 4 and 5.
- The Derrick Moore Veterans Cup is a knockout cup competition for all veterans teams.
- The Derrick Moore Veterans Plate is a knockout cup competition for teams losing their first game in the Derrick Moore Veterans Cup.