CRGS Keeble Cup Victory
Posted On: 26/03/18
On Saturday 24th March, the CRGS team defeated the Old Colcestrians XI in the first ever football fixture between the two sides. The match was played for the Keeble Cup, a trophy introduced by the Old Colcestrian Society to honour the memory of the school’s greatest ever footballer, Vic Keeble.
Vic, who died in January, was centre forward for Colchester United, West Ham United and Newcastle United. Before embarking on his footballing career, Vic was a pupil at CRGS where his favourite sport was rugby. As a schoolboy, he also played football for Arsenal.
The Old Colcestrian Society President, Trevor Hearn, said “The match was a fitting tribute to Vic - keenly contested and played in a sporting manner with a close result”. It was decided on penalties after a 2-2 draw at full time.
At a lunch afterwards at the Officers’ Club for both teams, Vic’s son, James Keeble, who had been at the match, presented the Keeble Cup to the CRGS captain, Ollie Parsons. The Keeble Cup match will from now on be a regular annual sporting fixture between CRGS and the Old Colcestrian Society.
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