George Ansell

George Ansell

A pupil at Steyning Grammar School before going to Jesus College, Oxford, in 1927, George Ansell graduated in classics four years later and gained soccer “Blues” for the university in three successive seasons 1928-31. During his time at Oxford he played for the famed Corinthians and also assisted his home-town club, Worthing, in the Sussex County League; in 1929 he scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Southwick in the Sussex Senior Cup final.

In 1930, George signed amateur forms for the Albion, joined the paid ranks in August 1931, and appeared in all three inside-forward positions in seven first-team outings. After two years as a professional he left the game in April 1933 to take up a post as a teacher in Scarborough, but returned in the latter part of 1935-36 to play four League matches for Norwich City.

George subsequently taught at Kimbolton School in Huntingdonshire for many years, playing football locally for Kimbolton Town and Eynesbury Rovers into his 40s. On retiring from the teaching profession in 1969, he lived in Stafford until his death.

George played 7 matches for the Seagulls scoring 2 goals.

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