Today Civil Service FC played Polytechnic FC at Buckingham Palace in its first official football match to mark the FA’s 150th anniversary.
London side Civil Service FC are the only surviving team of 11 that formed the FA on 26 October 1863 whilst opponents Polytechnic FC were formed in 1875.
The Football Association president the Duke of Cambridge thought of the idea of having the Southern Amateur League fixture take place at Buckingham Palace and the Queen gave her permission for the match to take place at the Palace.
The Civil Service FC shirt has a white base colour with a thick vertical stripe that runs down the middle of the jersey whilst the sleeves are coloured red. The shirt also features a white polo neck collar with white buttons place below the neck on the red stripe.
Retro kit manufacturer Toffs have their logo on the right breast whilst the Civil Service badge is placed on the left breast. BT Sport were the clubs official shirt sponsors for the match and had their logo in the middle of the jersey. The FA’s 150th Anniversary badge is placed on the side of the right sleeve.
The kit was completed with black shorts and black socks with white details at the top of them.
Despite the fantastic kit Civil Service FC lost the match 2-1.
Our Opinion: Great kit! Would love to see Toffs supply more kits to clubs further up the football ladder!