|Full name||Lawrence Whelan Ward|
|Date of birth||15 June 1929|
|Place of birth||Ovenden, England|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|1955–1959||Bradford Park Avenue||108||(31)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Ovenden, England, Whelan Ward was a diminutive striker, standing just 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), who had unsuccessful trials with Bradford Park Avenue, Leeds United, Hull City and Halifax Town. He was signed by Bradford City manager David Steele, who had him on schoolboy forms at Huddersfield Town, from Ovenden in November 1948.
Ward made his City debut on Christmas Day 1948 against Oldham Athletic. He spent six seasons at Valley Parade scoring a total of 37 league goals and five FA Cup goals in 156 appearances. He was the club's top goal-scorer in 1951–52 and featured in the club's smallest attacking line-up against Darlington in October 1962.
He moved to King's Lynn in August 1954 but returned to Bradford the following year to sign for City's rivals Bradford Park Avenue. He spent four seasons with Park Avenue, returning to non-league football in August 1959 with Nelson.
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