Walter Tull: The incredible story of a football pioneer and war hero
Our project has ‘No Barriers’ as its central message, and will work to counter discrimination in society by promoting equality and inclusion, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or age.
Walter was one of English football’s first black players and the British Army’s first ever black officer to command white troops.
But 100 years after he died aged 29 on the battlefields of World War One, the name Walter Tull means little to most people.He Played for Tottenham Hotspur, but his football career ended at the start of WW1 when he enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment, part of a ‘Footballers’ Battalion’ that drew professional players from a range of clubs.
The very talented Year 7 APS School and Girls football teams have chosen to commemorative his legacy by using football to celebrate the life and achievements of Walter Tull. They hope to use their success to help raise awareness amongst peers, staff and parents. We have just received news from the ‘big-ideas-Co. that APS will be receiving funding to put towards a new football kit sponsored by Tull100 so that the current APS students will have a lasting reminder of Walter Tull and the values he personified.
Welcome to the Year 7 football team from @apschool who are taking part in #Tull100 — #FootballRemembers. They commemorated Walter Tull’s life before their Haringey Schools Football League match. Learn more about the project and get involved at http://big-ideas.org/project/tull100
ALEXANDRA PARK SCHOOL’S YEAR 7 FOOTBALL TEAM COMMEMMORATED WALTER TULL’S INSPIRING LIFE, BEFORE THEIR HARINGEY SCHOOLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE MATCH.
APS MOTTO ‘SUCCESS FOR ALL’ REFLECTS THE ACHIEVEMENTS WALTER HAD IN HIS FOOTBALL AND MILITARY CAREERS, NOT ALLOWING OTHERS TO HOLD HIM BACK FROM ACHIEVING HIS POTENTIAL.