Oct 18, 2014, 7:54 pm
BOROUGH TO HOST THE **WALTER TULL MEMORIAL TROPHY FINAL
Borough are pleased to have the opportunity to stage at Coles Park the FINAL of the “WALTER TULL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT” in the inaugural year of what it it is hoped will be an Annual Tournament. The Final will be the culmination of a month long Tournament for Under 16s played at various venues in the Borough and will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th October kicking off at 2pm. There is ample off-street parking within the Stadium Grounds. There will be a full bar service on site and hot drinks and food will be available in the Stadium Clubhouse
Admission is FREE
The semi final dates and teams are as follows:-
Broadwater Farm / S & T Academy v Santley Atheltic on 21st October at Northumberland Park School 7:30pm.
AFC Wembley FC v Actual Soccer on 22nd October at Northumberland Park School 7:30pm.
Further details concerning the Tournament can be obtained from the Nubian Jak Community Trust Ltd by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
** Walter Tull was only the second English professional footballer of Afro-Caribbean or mixed heritage to play in the top Division of the Football League. He was an inside forward with Tottenham Hotspur and also Northampton Town having been “spotted” playing for his local Amateur Club – Clapton FC – in 1908. He was brought up in an orphanage in Bethnal Green.
During the First World War he served in the Footballers’ Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and saw action in the Battle of the Somme. Subsequently he was the first “mixed race” soldier to be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and while leading his Company of 26 men during fighting in Italy was Mentioned in Despatches for “gallantry and coolness”. Sadly on returning to France he was killed in action during the Spring Offensive in March 1918.
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