Everton Football Club – Trinidad – Richard Gillham

Everton Football Club – Trinidad – Richard Gillham

The 1930s People’s Club The Trinidad Amateur Football Association (TAFA) was formed on July 23, 1908, and First Division play in Port-of-Spain included such teams as Casuals, Clydesdale, Local Forces, and Shamrock. League play was conducted in front of the Grandstand in the Queen's Park Savannah. By 1911, the local FA gained affiliation to the English Football Association and there were large gates at the top matches. The first league was reduced to just the top four teams while a second league was introduced to cater for the other teams. The influx of new teams in the second league caused wide scale debate as to the composition of the Football Council. Teams in the second league automatically gained representation on the Council, doubling the number of members. The teams in the new league comprised a second team from all clubs in the first league - Casuals, Shamrock, Clydesdale, and Local Forces in addition to St Marys, QRC, Majestic, Unity, Yorkshire, Thistle and Everton. The feeling was...
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Everton of Bridgetown Barbados – Richard Gillham

Whilst researching the famous name of Everton around the world, I discovered that there was a very successful team in Barbados which lasted into the latter part of the 20th century. The Barbados Football Association (BFA) was founded in 1910 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Originally named the Barbados Amateur Football Association, that name was changed in 1925. The Everton FC of Barbados was founded/established in 1935 in Greater Bridgetown, the club was relatively successful locally and regionally in both league and cup. Success first came to the club in the form of the BFA Cup in 1948, the first of no less than five FA Cups in their history, matching Everton FC in the UK. The first taste of a league championship came in the first of two-great double-winning sides in 1960. They went on to successfully repeat the double in 1962. It was another 24 years before winning the cup again by beating Pinelands in 1986. A year later in...
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EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB AND LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB AND LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

LAUNCH RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS EXPLORING SOCIAL HISTORY OF CLUB AND CHARITY  ·                  Two Master’s research scholarships available: MRes in the History of Everton, The People’s Club and MRes in the History of Everton in the Community, Sport at the Service of Humanity  ·                  Findings will be published in a new book about the Club  ·                  Applications now open – deadline Friday 4 September 2020  Everton Football Club and Liverpool Hope University are offering two researchers the opportunity to shine a light on previously unexplored chapters in the social history of Everton and its award-winning charity Everton in the Community – and to have their findings published in a new book.          Two year-long Master’s Research Scholarships (MRes) are available – MRes in the History of Everton, The People’s Club and MRes in the History of Everton in the Community, Sport at the Service of Humanity. Each scholarship will cover the course fees of £5,200, plus reasonable research expenses, and will begin in September 2020.   Candidates for each of the highly competitive scholarships are encouraged to submit proposals that embrace the social impact of Everton and its...
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When Baseball came to Goodison

When Baseball came to Goodison

(Everton FC Website) 27/03/2019 The Major League Baseball season gets under way in the USA on Thursday and, to mark the occasion, the Everton Heritage Society's Richie Gillham looks back at the some of the links between the sport and Everton FC. Richie starts by reflecting on when two of the most famous teams in baseball slugged it out at Goodison Park… White Sox v Giants at the Grand Old Lady New York Giants New York Giants became the San Francisco Giants when the Franchise was moved in 1958 Chicago White Sox On 23 October 1924, Chicago White Sox and New York Giants opened their European Tour with an exhibition game at Goodison Park. More than 2,500 people watched the White Sox beat the Giants 16-11. A newspaper report describes the game as follows:Many who had not previously witnessed a ball game were astounded by the prodigious hitting of the American batsmen, the ball frequently falling into the stands. The play was exceedingly fast, but the smart...
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