Harry Gifford

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Harry Gifford
Personal information
Full name Henry Gifford
Born 1884
Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
Died 1952 (aged 67)
Ulverston, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback, Prop, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Aug 1901–Oct 22 Barrow 420 74 151 524
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1906–10 Lancashire 9
1908–09 England 4 0 0 0 0
1908–09 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0

Henry "Harry" Gifford (1884 — 1952 (aged 67[1]) born in Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancashire, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Ulverston Hornets ARLFC[1], and Barrow, as a Fullback (182-appearances), Wing (65-appearances), Centre (54-appearances), or Stand-off/Five-eighth/Scrum-half/Halfback (25-appearances), i.e. number 1, 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 6, or 7, and latterly in the Forwards (non-specific forward 21-appearances), e.g. Prop (25-appearances), Hooker (6-appearances), Second-row (6-appearances), or Loose forward/Lock (39-appearances), in the era of contested scrums, his death was registered in Ulverston district.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Harry Gifford won caps for England while at Barrow in 1908 against Wales, in 1909 against Australia (3 matches),[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1908-9 against Australia (2 matches).[3]

County honours[edit]

Harry Gifford won caps for Lancashire while at Barrow.

Club career[edit]

Harry Gifford signed for Barrow from Ulverston Hornets in 1901 for one guinea, i.e. one pound and one shilling (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £376.80 in 2013),[4] his last match for Barrow was 4-52 defeat by Wigan at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 21 October 1922.[5]

Honoured at Barrow Raiders[edit]

Harry Gifford is a Barrow Raiders Hall of Fame inductee,[6] his commemorative plaque is displayed in the Barrow Raiders boardroom.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gifford, Henry. "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007". familysearch. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Measuring Worth – Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "The History of Ulverston Amateur Rugby League Football Club". barrowrlfc.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame at barrowrlfc.com". barrowrlfc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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