Every year, during this time, the usually peacefully trickling River Wind rush is invaded by two boisterous teams of local players, battling it out for victory in the annual Burton-in-the-Water Football in the River match. Hundreds of spectators gather around the grassy river banks to watch the teams fight it out among themselves, in a tradition that is over 100 years old.Two teams of six from Burton Rovers Football Club compete in the unique football match trying to control the ball in knee to ankle deep water. Plenty of waters are splashed about and spectators are advised to wear waterproof clothes if they plan on getting very close to the action. Splashing is all part of the fun.
Burton Traditional River Football Match
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