Andrew Watson: The World’s First Black International Footballer

Online Talk by Llew Walker

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.


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You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.