Thomas Tetley

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Thomas Spence Tetley
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Spence Tetley
Bornsecond ¼ 1856
Bradford, England
Died15 August 1924 (aged 68)
Wharfedale, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Three-quarters
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1876–≥76 Bradford F.C.
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1876 England 10000
Source: [1]

Thomas "Tom" Spence Tetley (birth registered second ¼ 1856 [2] – 15 August 1924 [3] ) was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1870s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Bradford F.C., [4] as a three-quarter, i.e. wing or centre. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Bradford F.C. was a rugby union club, it then became a rugby league club, and since 1907 it has been the association football (soccer) club Bradford Park Avenue.

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Background

Tom Tetley's birth was registered in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and he died aged 68 in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Playing career

International honours

Tetley won a cap for England while at Bradford F.C. in 1875–76 Home Nations rugby union match against Scotland. [1]

Change of Code

When Bradford F.C. converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Tom Tetley would have been approximately 39. Consequently, he would have probably been too old to have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Bradford F.C.

Genealogical information

Tom Tetley's marriage was registered during second ¼ 1881 in Knaresborough. [5]

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