May 5, 1939
The entire Liverpool Football Club team, including Mr. George Kay, the manager, joined the Territorials yesterday. A scene at the 5ft King’s (TA) headquarters at Townsend Avenue, Liverpool, as members of the team enlisted.
(Liverpool Daily Post: May 6, 1939)
Twenty-seven members of Liverpool Football Club, including the twenty-five players, the manager, Mr. George Kay, the assistant secretary, Mr. John Charles Rouse, joined the 5th King’s Liverpool Regiment yesterday. Two army lorries called at the club’s Anfield ground, and took both players and officials to the unit’s depot in Townsend Avenue, where they signed on.
(Source: Aberdeen Journal: May 6, 1939)