Arthur Charles Tofts

AC Tofts was a second master at Coatham Grammar School

A reminder of the days when people could excel in multiple sports whilst still tying down a busy and demanding career, A.C. Tofts was a Darlington native who began his footballing career at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, the school that formed Darlington Football Club. As Tofts also featured in The Quakers’ first ever line-up, it’s safe to assume that he had a hand in the creation of the club.

AC Tofts was a master at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Darlington

A teacher by trade, Tofts utilised his Cambridge University degree to become second master at Coatham Grammar School. He joined the local football team, Redcar and Coatham, upon his move. A fearsome forward, he scored several goals in Redcar and Coatham’s famous journey to the FA Cup quarter final in 1885/86, playing in every match.

Also a talented tennis player, he was a founder member of the Cleveland Golf Club as well. His career took him away from the area and eventually to South Africa.

See also

Coatham Grammar School

Redcar and Coatham

External links

Redcar and Coatham wiki