366 Trevor Atkinson

Biography

Trevor Atkinson, whose splendid full name was Royal Trevor Atkinson, was born in Dodworth near Barnsley and grew up during World War Two. In May 1946 he was a pupil at Barnsley Grammar School and playing on the wing for his local village side in Dodworth when Hull City beat a number of other league clubs to claim his signature.

He was quickly introduced to City’s Reserves side and played in a first team game for the first time in a January 1947 friendly against Fulham. His full senior debut came three weeks later at Darlington and he made his second, and final, League appearance in May 1947 against Halifax Town. He remained on the Tigers’ books for the 1947/48 season but was unable to break into the first team again. In March 1948 it was announced by manager Frank Buckley that Trevor would not be retained, a decision that stuck when Raich Carter replaced Buckley a few weeks later. Atkinson left the Tigers in the 1948 close season.

In October 1948 Atkinson completed a month’s trial and was signed by Barnsley, his local club. However he failed to break into the Tykes first team during the next two seasons and in August 1950 he joined Yorkshire League side Wombwell Athletic. At this point the footballing trail runs cold. Later in life circumstances took Atkinson to Wrexham in North Wales, which is where he died in July 2011.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 19 November 1928, Dodworth
Hull City First Game: 15 February 1947, Darlington A (Division Three North), 18 years, 88 days old
Hull City Final Game: 17 May 1947, Halifax Town A (Division Three North), 18 years, 179 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1946-1948), Barnsley (1948-1950), Wombwell Athletic (1950-1951)

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 0 goals

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