The Barry Woodvilles AFC were a Barry team that appear to have begun life playing in the Cardiff & District League 4th Division for the 1910-11 season.
A typical Woodvilles line-up would be:
Goal – W.Andrews; backs – T.Hunt, and T.English; half-backs – M.Pratt, J.Evans and H.E.Gale; forwards – L.Evans, H.Morris, W.Powell, F.Leay, and W.Gardiner
The club were still going in the immediate pre-Great War years, and was also of the clubs involved in the inaugural season of the ASRS Cup Competition of 1911-12, losing to eventual winners Barry Island AFC, in a 2nd Round replay in early 1912.
The line-ups often featured a W.Gardiner, and it is quite possible that this is the same W.H.Gardiner who later became the Secretary of the Barry & District Association Football League.
Billy Jennings was born in Barry, played local football in Barry, got selected to play in the first Schools International in 1907 versus England, signed for Bolton Wanderers, represented Wales, won some FA Cups, and later became Barry Town’s first home-grown manager.
Getty have recently allowed the likes of this blog to use their images without a watermark, or requiring permission. So, with thanks to Getty, here are some relevant images to football in Barry.
William “Billy” Jennnings
Edward T. “Ted” Vizard
Born in Cogan, Ted Vizard was playing for Barry District AFC when he signed for Bolton Wanderers. Also an FA Cup winner, and Wales international.
Bolton Wanderers, 1920
Jennings is standing in front of Vizard, who’s looking to the side.