1882 Soccer Team

The 1882 Team

The Radley College Association Football Team, 1882

Characters of the Football XI as described in The Radleian February 1883.

Ernest Stanier (Capt) – ‘A very energetic Captain, a fair kick at back, handicapped by hurting his ankle in middle of term.’ He rowed for the VIII in 1880-83, and played both varieties football for Radley for the XII and the XI

Geoffrey Carr Glyn – ‘Has played very well all through, some times brilliantly. Understands how to use his feet better than any other forward’. He became Senior Prefect, won the History Prize, and rowed for the VIII. He had a distinguished army career, which included the Relief of Mafeking, and was awarded the DSO. His prefect’s shield still hangs in Hall.

Lowry William North (back) – ‘Quite first-rate, extremely difficult to pass and uses his head well.’ He became a prefect, and rowed for the VIII. He attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he played for the University Association Football team in 1887-88. He played for the Swifts against Blackburn Rovers in the seni-final of the FA Cup in 1886. He spent the rest of his life as a sheep-farmer in New Zealand

Walter Herman Andrews – ‘Has done some very good things, difficult to pass, and a very good kick.’ He became a prefect, and played for the cricket XI in 1880-83, and played fives. He played for the Swifts against Blackburn Rovers in the seni-final of the FA Cup in 1886 He played for the Sussex County Cricket XI in 1888-92. He served in the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War, 1899-1902, and died in Natal, SA, in 1908. His prefect’s shield still hangs in Hall

George Bridger Shiffner – ‘Promised to make a better player, but has not fulfilled our expectations. Is very slow in getting off.’ Also played for the cricket XI. In his later career he was a land agent in Yorkshire.

Walter Herbert Newland Glossop – ‘A very painstaking, hardworking forward, and consequently useful to his side. Played remarkably well in match v. Merton.’ Also a prefect. He became an army officer, eventually serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France in 1917. He died in London in 1918 from an illness contracted in France, and is listed on the World War 1 War Memorial.

Hugh Bertie Craven – ‘A very energetic, useful middle, and has improved a good deal since the beginning of term. Has still a good deal to learn in dribbling.’ Became Senior Prefect. He coxed the VIII in 1879 and 1880. His prefect’s shield still hangs in Hall.

Leonard Cooper – ‘Has kept goal very well indeed, making admirable use of length of reach.’ In 1886 he won his Oxford blue playing in goal in the Inter-Varsity match. The first of four generations of Leo/Leonard Cooper to attend Radley

Baron von Voigt [Conrad Reginald Deutrich G. von Voigt] – ‘Has been successful in being in right place for kicking goals, but is very erratic in his runs, and is a very poor dribbler. Works hard.’ Became a prefect and played for the cricket XI, 1881-85. He spent most of his life in America

Arthur Frederick Egerton – ‘Does not half use his weight in a charge, is very slow and awkward with his feet. Has improved a little lately.’ Rowed for the VIII in 1882-3. Later had a career in the army, eventually becoming Lt-Col. Commanding 9 (T)
Battalion Royal Scots in 1917-18. DSO.

Theodore Andrea Cook – ‘Has improved a little, ought to be fair another year but at present leaves much to be desired.’ Became Senior Prefect, Captain of Football and Captain of Boats in 1884, and won the Richards Gold Medal, Radley’s highest academic prize. He attended Wadham College, Oxford, and rowed for the Oxford University VIII in 1889. He was Captain of the first English team sent to the International Fencing Tournament in Paris in 1903, and Captain of the English Fencing Team at the Athens Olympics in 1906 (although he did not compete.) In 1908 he was the British representative on the International Olympic Council. He won Silver at the 1920 Olympic Games for Prize Poem. He was a journalist, author and FSA. His prefect’s shield still hangs in Hall.


  1. Good to see that my Great Grandfather (George Bridger Shiffner) started a family tradition of being a dissapointment to all at sport ! 🙂

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