March 2015: Aldenham win the EFA Trophy

02/02/15: A new name has made it on to the EFA Trophy roll of honour, as Aldenham (with an important contribution from a couple of helpful Etonians) defeated defending champions the Old Salopians in a dramatic final at Eton yesterday.

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EFA Trophy Jan 2015: The Usual Suspects

26/02/15: The EFA Trophy in many ways embodies the soul of the game. It's fun, friendly (most of the time) and the eligibility restrictions mean that there's none of your Cooley type flashiness or show-offery on display here - just an eclectic mix of youngsters on the way up, old 'uns on the way down and plenty who never made it that high in the first place. Eight such teams made it to the start line at Eton yesterday to take part in the qualifying stages of this year's tournament and all went home having taken part in a long and thoroughly enjoyable day of Fives.

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EFA Trophy Final 2014: Super Salopians Strike Again

The 2014 EFA Trophy was retained by the Old Salopians at Eton yesterday after a pulsating day of Fives, which saw four well-matched teams battling it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport.

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2014 EFA Trophy Qualifiers: Harrow to the rescue

The qualifying rounds of the 2014 EFA Trophy took place at Harrow yesterday and produced a highly enjoyable day's Fives, with eight teams taking part and a huge number of close matches played. The final pair of the final match eventually determined who made it through to the semi-finals on Sunday 2nd March and it will be Old Salopians v Old Wulfrunians and Aldenham v Oxford University to see who makes it through to the final.

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EFA Trophy 2013: Old Salopians slay the Knights

The Monday Knights spectacular debut run in the EFA Trophy was finally halted at Eton yesterday by the Old Salopians, who reclaim the trophy for the first time since 2004.

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2013 EFA Trophy Qualifying Round: Fun in the Sun

The qualifying rounds for the EFA Trophy are always one of the highlights of the Fives Calendar and a beautifully sunny day at Eton on Sunday saw eight teams battle it out to make it into the last four of this year's competition. This was most definitely Fives at its best - competitive yet friendly, with players from 12 to 70+ playing a large number of matches in all sorts of different combinations and all having a thoroughly enjoyable time doing so.

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2012 EFA Trophy: Winning Ways for the Wulfrunians

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Wolverhampton sport yesterday. The football team may find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after a 5-0 home thrashing at the hands of Manchester United, but pride was restored as the town's other major sporting team won the EFA Trophy for the second time in three years at Highgate.

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2011 EFA Trophy: Berkhamsted pip the Salopians in epic

The semi-finals and final of the 2011 EFA Trophy took place at Eton at the weekend and produced a day of fiercely contested matches between four well-matched teams: Berkhamsted, North Oxford, Old Wulfrunians and Old Salopians.

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2011 EFA Trophy Qualifiers

Always one of the highlights of the Fives calendar, the EFA Trophy qualifying rounds took place yesterday. With 13 teams entered again this year, the tournament had to be split between two venues, with one group playing at Eton and the other at Harrow. In the end, it was the four top seeds who made it through to the semi-finals in three weeks time, but there was much more to the day's Fives than just the question of who qualified.

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2010 EFA Trophy: a win for the Wolves

The EFA Trophy was won this year for the first time by the Old Wulfrunians, who beat Berkhamsted 2-1 in the final at Eton.

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