One of the first black players to ever play in an England’s club, Walter Tull, has been awarded a posthumous National Football Museum Hall of Fame induction. The Footballer got into the club scene when he signed with Tottenham, way back in 1909. In 1911, he moved to Northampton Cobblers, playing more than 100 games.
Unfortunately, the pioneering figure lost his life to the devastation caused during World War One. The Footballer met his demise during the First Battle of Baupame on eighth March 1918. His body could never be recovered, however, he will live in the memories of various people through this induction.
As a family we are absolutely delighted on behalf of Walter. What matters to us as a family is the manner in which Walter's life is remembered - it seems to provide the possibility of hope against adversity and tackling discrimination and inequality. Walter had to overcome many obstacles in his life. Walter might be disappointed that more progress has not been made, that we still face significant challenges. There is no place for complacency and that's a sad truth.
Edward Finlayson, nephew of Great Tull