November 18, 1905
Amongst the new directors of the Liverpool F.C. is the gentleman we present in this sketch. From its earliest Lancashire League days Mr. William Robert Williams has taken a living interest in its doing, and we can safely say that he has visited every League ground in the country with the club.
He is an old footballer himself, but, as is often the case, he played the sister game of Rugby, and he was associated with Liverpool South End (the Rugby club of the eighties) and Walton, whilst he also occasionally assisted Birkenhead Wanderers. As a junior he played for Liverpool against Birkenhead, for in those days inter-city matches were quite features of the winter. He was a wing three quarter, with a fair amount of speed, and was a consistent try-getter.
Quite a young man still, he is full of energy, and will prove a useful addition to the Board of Directors. He has only one hobby – football – and bound up with that is the Liverpool Football Club and its welfare. He is a Liverpool man by birth, and was educated at the College, Shaw Street, afterwards entering an accountant’s office, but now he is an undertaker well known in the south end of Liverpool, where he resides.
(Joint Everton & Liverpool Programme: November 18, 1905)