Charles Coates

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Charles Coates
Full name Charles Hutton Coates
Date of birth (1857-05-04)4 May 1857
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Date of death 14 February 1922(1922-02-14) (aged 64)
Place of death Boscombe, England
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Forwards
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cambridge University
Yorkshire Wanderers
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1880-1882 England 3 (0)

The Reverend Charles Hutton Coates (4 May 1857 – 15 February 1922)[1] was a clergyman who also played international rugby union for England. An all round sportsman, he competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London for Great Britain in archery.

Sporting career[edit]

Coates made his England international début in rugby union against Scotland on 28 February 1880. He would go on to earn three caps, with his final match, also against Scotland, on 4 March 1882.[2]

At the Olympics Coates entered the men's double York round event in 1908, taking 18th place with 418 points.[3]


  1. ^ Charles Coates player profile
  2. ^ "Charles Coates". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Charles Coates". Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Archery 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 12 July 2006.