Tottenham Hotspur Football Team for the season 1911-1912. One of Britain’s first black professional footballers, Walter Tull, is seated second from right, in the second row from the front. List all the similarities and differences you can between the two pictures Arsenal Football Team 2006-2007. Very diverse!
Objectives and outcomes • Discover who Walter Tull was • Consider the historical significance of Walter Tull’s football career - i.e. why he was so important! • Write an entry for Tull in the 1914 edition of the Rothmans Football Yearbook
My impressions: • When did he live? • Family background? • Education? • Personality/character? • Career success? Using the source... Date:Who was Walter Tull?
Who was WalterTull- were you right? • Walter Tull was born in Folkestone in April 1888 and was the son of a joiner • Walter's father, the son of a slave, had arrived from Barbados in 1876 and had married a girl from Kent. Over the next few years the couple had six children. • In 1895, when Walter was seven, his mother died. Walter's father remarried but died two years later. The stepmother was unable to cope with all six children and Walter and his brother Edward were sent to an orphanage in Bethnal Green, London. • After finishing his schooling Tull served an apprenticeship as a printer. But as he was a keen footballer, he decided to pursue a career in the sport…
Tull the football player • Started his football career as an amateur playing for Clapton • Then signed as a professional for Tottenham Hotspurs in 1909 • Later transferred to Northampton Town, where he played for the rest of his career • WW1 interrupted his football career- it is believed he would have joined Glasgow Rangers had this interruption not happened
Who was Walter Tull? My impressions: • How accurate were your impressions of Tull? • Write a couple of sentences to answer this question using what you have discovered over the last couple of slides…
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Activity • You are going to use the sources and documents we have looked at to write an entry for Walter Tull in the Rothmans Footballers Yearbook for 1914 • Make sure you include the details mentioned on your sheet
Significance? • You are on the Footballers ‘Hall of Fame’ executive committee. Tull’s name has come up as a possible addition to the Hall of Fame • Give a justification for Tull being included in the Hall of Fame in no more than a sentence!