Charterhouse is a 400 year old public school* in Godalming, Surrey.
Association Football is still the main winter sport at the school, and the form of football played at the school in the pre association days influenced the development of the game. The schoolboys played in cloisters, small covered courtyards, so dribbling and running with the ball was more sensible than playing a game that involved carrying the ball until you were tackled by being thrown to the ground with everybody then piling up on you. Charterhouse football also allowed the ball to be passed forwards, a rule adopted by the Football Association in 1867.
The old boy's team, Old Carthusians won the FA Cup in 1880-81 and were semi-finalists in the following 2 seasons. They won the FA Amateur Cup in 1894 and 1897. Old Carthusians' jerseys were halved maroon and navy, the schools colours being maroon,navy and pink stripes.
School (stripes) versus Old Carthusians (halves)
The Old versus The New: Old Carthusians versus Preston North End in 1887. Old Carthusians typified the amateur origins of association football whilst Preston were the archetypal northern proletarian professional side.
The school colours.
The following Old Carthusians players represented England: Andrew Amos (2 caps),
James Prinsep (1 cap), William Cobbold (3 caps), Walter Gilliat (1 cap), Edward Hagarty Parry (3 caps), Gilbert Oswald Smith (6 caps), Maurice Stanbrough (1 cap), Arthur Melmoth Walters (9 caps), Percy Melmoth Walters (13 caps), Charles Wreford-Brown (3 caps).