Liverpool F.C. in the territorial army


Tuesday, July 18 – 1939
Liverpool F.C. players, who recently joined the Territorial Army in a body in answer to the Joint War Office and Football Association appeal to professional footballers, are to go for their first week’s Territorial training from July 31 to August 6 at Gower, South Wales.

The players, 24 in all, have been attached to the 5th Battalion King’s Regiment, whose headquarters are at Townsend Avenue, Liverpool. Mr. George Kay, the manager of the club, also volunteered, but was not accepted through being over the age limit. He served throughout the last war.

Mr. Kay will, however, accompany the players to South Wales in a private capacity, along with Albert Shelley, the trainer, with the idea of superintending the football training of the players, in a modified form, outside their military duties.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 18-07-1939)

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