Football Club for Birkenhead

August 19, 1879
At a numerable-attended meeting, held at the British workmen’ Chester-Street, Birkenhead, Mr. M. Bethall in the chair with the Association Union rules.

The club to be managed by a captain, vice-captain, secretary, treasurer, and seven committeemen, to the annually selected the Rules having been read and adopted.

Mr. A. Veitch, who had taken an active interest in concerning the meeting was unanimously chosen as secretary;

Mr. William Martin was appointed treasurer to the office of captain and Mr. Percy J. Studdard and elected.

The chairman Mr. Bethall, was appointed vice captain; Messrs T. Skinner, J. Seddon, J.H. Davies, T. Baker, H. Joy, W. Edwards and C. Beach were appointed on the committee.
(Liverpool Mercury: August 19, 1879)