Football in the River, Bourton-on-the-Water


Bank Holiday Monday sees the return of Bourton-on-the-Water's Football in the River.
This event sees two teams of six from Bourton Rovers Football Club play a 30 minute football match in the usually calm waters of the River Windrush. Goalposts are set up in the river and players attempt to score as many goals as possible, whilst getting all spectators as wet as possible in the process. This event has been taking place for over 100 years and attracts hundreds of spectators.
If you are planning to go, get there early (there is a car park in the village) and take your waterproofs - there's a lot of splashing!
A fete begins in the village at 11am and the football kicks off at 4pm.

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Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Outdoor Event
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking in village, a short walk away.

Map & Directions

Football in the River


Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BX

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Bourton on the WaterBourton on the Water, CotswoldProbably the most popular village in the Cotswolds, and often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" because the River Windrush runs right through the centre.

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