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Queen’s Football, 1923

Queen's vs. McGill, 1923
Queen’s University Archives, Queen’s Picture Collection V28-A-Foot-1923-1

Football has been a tradition at Queen’s since the 1870’s, when informal “Association matches of football (soccer) with catching” were played. In 1886, rugby football was introduced (a precursor to both modern rugby and football), with the crucial element of forward passing not being added to football proper in 1930. The above photo captured Queen’s versus McGill at Richardson Stadium (present day Tindall Field) in 1923. In the background, the skeletal structure of Douglas Library under construction can be seen.

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