Personalia: William Banks (Liverpool F.C.)


February 6, 1915
This youth is being afforded another chance in the Liverpool League team at inside right, and he should make no mistake this time, but endeavour to become a permanent player of the side. He will need, however, to remember that there are men on each side of him who need attention judiciously divided, and if he will only act accordingly and not attempt over-elaboration with the ball he should do well.

William Banks.

Banks was born at Shankhouse, near Newcastle, and in his boyhood days played inside right for the School team in that village. After leaving here he joined a club called Hartford Burdon, who were members of the Blythe and District League, and here he remained for three seasons. On deciding to become a professional he signed for Ashington, and while with them he came under the notice of the Liverpool officials, who secured his transfer.

His first game for them was on October 4, 1913, against Blackpool Reserves at Anfield, and he made his debut in the League team at Burnley on March 14, 1914. He stands 5ft. 6½in., and weighs 11st., and is undoubtedly a most promising footballer.
(Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme: February 6, 1915)

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