Saturday, August 4, 2007

1899: Goal during a match at Tunbridge Wells

Goal during a Water Polo match of "Cygnus Swimming Club of Tunbridge Wells", England in 1899.
"The game as a whole is not unlike a football match. The "kicking" is done with the fist and speed in swimming is essential. The goalposts are 10ft. apart, the cross-bar being about 3ft above water..."
Source: Extract from "The Strand Magazine", September 1899

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