Julius Francis Wethey

Julius Wethey was an all-round sportsman and played for Redcar and Coatham
Wethey in his hockey days, 1905

Julius Wethey was a bank manager by trade, making him the ideal treasurer of Redcar and Coatham Football Club, which he did alongside his playing duties, where he played in many notable matches for Redcar, such as the 1882 Cleveland Challenge Cup final.

An all-round sportsman, Wethey also played cricket, golf (where he was a founder member), tennis (where he was doubles partners with AC Tofts), and hockey, where he travelled south to represent a club in Ipswich before moving back north to become captain of Leeds Corinthians.

He morbidly prophesised his own death in 1923 before a hockey game for Poole. “This will be my final match,” he said before the match against Bournemouth. He was charged in the stomach and died from his injuries.

See also

Redcar and Coatham