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The Atkinson have an online Talk by Llew Walker about Andrew Watson, the first black person to play at international level.

Football wasn’t invented; it evolved. Around 140 years ago, the game of football was beginning to take a recognisable shape. It probably comes as a surprise that one of the most important and influential individuals of that era was half Scottish, half Guyanian, and a resident of Liverpool for nearly thirty years! Andrew Watson is widely considered to be the world’s first black person to play association football at international level and he played for Bootle FC.

In this talk, author, Llew Walker will be looking at the life and career of this amazing man and telling a story that many will have never heard before.

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Booking is required before 4pm on Wednesday 20 October. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on Wednesday 20 October.

More details at The Atkinson website