The FA was formed there on 26 October 1863, a Monday evening.
The captains, secretaries and other representatives of a dozen London and suburban clubs playing their own versions of football met “for the purpose of forming an Association with the object of establishing a definite code of rules for the regulation of the game”.
The sticking point was ‘hacking’, or kicking an opponent on the leg, which Blackheath FC wanted to keep.
Anya, who was 21/2 then, had a facial deformity and Richt worried if they didn't adopt her maybe no one else would."I don't need all of that, that's for sure," she says.