107 George Jacketts

Biography

George Jacketts was a Hull-born left half who had been around the Hull football scene for over ten years when he made his two City appearances in September 1919, during the opening months of the season that saw the Football League return to action after World War One.

Jacketts had been associated with some of the more successful local sides in the Hull area before the war, lifting the East Riding Senior Cup with Oriental FC in 1909/10 and Hull Tivoli in 1913/14. During the war Jacketts joined City’s ranks, making his debut in November 1915 and from late 1916 until 1919 he was a regular, starting 95 games in total. He remained on the fringes of the first team during the 1919/20 season but was released in the 1920 close season and joined Ebbw Vale, who were playing in the short-lived Southern League Welsh Section. His time in the Welsh valleys lasted only a few weeks and he returned to the East Riding, giving three years service to Bridlington Town. Jacketts was part of three more East Riidng Senior Cup winning teams – Hull City Reserves in 1919/20 and Bridlington Town twice in 1920/21 and 1921/22. In 1926 he was still playing local football, selected for a Hull United team based on Marfleet Lane.

By 1949 Jacketts was living in Springfield Road and writing to the Hull Daily Mail about his East Riding Cup victories and his longevity as a footballer. He died in Hull in July 1957.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 8 March 1887, Hull
Hull City First Game: 13 September 1919, Leeds City A (Division Two), 32 years, 189 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 September 1919, Leeds City H (Division Two), 32 years, 196 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1919-1920), Ebbw Vale (1920), Bridlington Town (1920-1923)

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 0 goals

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