Charlie Pollard

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Charles Pollard
Personal information
Full name Charles Arthur Pollard
Born 27 August 1897
Wakefield district, England
Died 1 October 1968 (aged 71)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 11 st 8 lb (73 kg)
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Aug 1919–Dec 32 Wakefield Trinity 385 39 654 1425
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire
1924 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

Charles "Charlie" Arthur Pollard (27 August 1897[1] – 1 October 1968[2]) born in Wakefield district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage № 236), as a Fullback, i.e. number 1, his death was registered in Wakefield district.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Charlie Pollard won a cap for Great Britain while at Wakefield Trinity in 1924 against New Zealand.[3]

County honours[edit]

Charlie Pollard won cap(s) for Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Charlie Pollard played Right-Wing. i.e. number 2, in Wakefield Trinity's 9-8 victory over Batley in the 1924 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 November 1924, and played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in the 3-10 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1926 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1926–27 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Wednesday 1 December 1926, the original match on Saturday 27 November 1926 was postponed due to fog.

Tour Match Appearances[edit]

Charlie Pollard played Fullback in Wakefield Trinity's 3-29 defeat by Australia in the tour match at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 22 October 1921.[4]

Testimonial match[edit]

Charlie Pollard's Testimonial match for Wakefield Trinity was the 8-7 victory over Leeds at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 March 1927.[5][6]

Genealogical Information[edit]

Charlie Pollard's marriage to Nora Gwendoline (née Brownhill) (birth registered during July→September 1905 in Wortley district) was registered during April→June 1926 in Wakefield district.[7] They had children; the rugby league footballer, Roy Pollard, Oxford University RFC, Wakefield RFC, Colwyn Bay RFC, and North Wales rugby (captain) rugby union footballer, David Pollard (birth registered during October→December 1929 in Wakefield district), and Barbara M. Pollard (birth registered during July→September 1932 in Wakefield district), Charles was the older brother of the rugby league footballer Ernest Pollard, the Wakefield Trinity Fullback of the 1930s Lionel Pollard (birth registered during January→March 1913 in Wakefield district), Frank Pollard (birth registered during January→March 1914 in Wakefield district), Donald Pollard (birth registered during April→June 1916 in Wakefield district), and Wilfred Pollard (birth registered during April→June 1917 in Wakefield district), and was the uncle of the Wakefield RFC rugby union footballer from 1956 to 1958, Anthony Pollard (birth registered during July→September 1935 in Wakefield district).

Outside rugby league[edit]

Charlie Pollard was the Landlord of the Graziers' Hotel, Belle Vue, Wakefield circa-1920.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  5. ^ Wakefield Trinity Committee, 7 Tammy Hall Street, Wakefield (Saturday 19 March 1927). Wakefield Trinity Gazette. John Lindley, Ltd., Printers, 8 Thompson's Yard, Westgate, Wakefield. ISBN n/a
  6. ^ "Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Match Programme". Wakefield Trinity. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Wakefield Trinity Committee, 7 Tammy Hall Street, Wakefield (Saturday 13 November 1920). Wakefield Trinity Gazette. John Fletcher Printers, Albion Court, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1BD. ISBN n/a

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