Hello & Welcome MoBo what a great photo, have you and information about it? Tried to magnify the script on the ball failed looks like 18 and something. The trophy looks familure but can't quite put my finger on it. Unusual 14 medals.
Hello Baron if this is a school team it,s the oldest team of school kids i,ve ever seen. 1800 is a little early I don,t think football as we know was in progress at that time more like 1900.I still lean towards an old Villa Team as I would not think teams were copying each others kits that early. Dekcould that note on the ball read " Aston RC School 1800" & like the aston boy football team of later years they are using the villa kit ?
Could be this team BobLooking at that trophy is it the Football League Trophy and that is actually the villa team1910/11? It has a distinct figure on the trophy top of the similar FA cup of the same era.
Look like pro's not schoolboy like people?
What an interesting puzzle to solve