1948-49 Harrow, Wembley and District League
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Having won Division 4 of the ‘’’Harrow Wembley & District League’’, Chelsea were promoted to Division 1 for the 1948/49 season. Once again they reached the Final of the League Cup, but it is not known if they were successful in retaining the trophy.
An interesting article appeared in the West London Chronicle on the 27th. August which I republish here –
Club’s Scheme New Hope for Would-Be Pro.’s
Paddington’s Tudor Rose Boys’ Club, which had the distinction of being “adopted” last year by the Chelsea Football Club, who offered to give free football coaching at Stamford Bridge to its members, has started a new scheme this season to benefit its returned ex-Service members.
Old boys of the club who did well in their football before being called up are now being given the opportunity to carry on training where it was left off. And they will have professional Chelsea men to coach them.
Ten of them, whose ages range between twenty and twenty-two, have come back tio the club during the last two months with the expressed desire to take up football again seriously. (The scheme provides a first-class opportuinity to youngsters eager to bring their skill to professional standard, and Chelsea is taking a shrewed long-term view.
This season’s coaching at Stamford Bridge began last week. Three nights a week the ground is open to any youngster, whether or not he is a member of the club, to offer himself for training.
If he shows any ability he is taken on, and, at the same time, becomes a member of the Tudor Rose Club.
Four teams – all under the ages of eighteen – will be run by the Tudor Rose this season: the “A” and “B” sides from Stamford Bridge (where they will train), and the “C” and Junior sides from the Club in Harrow Road.
The “A” team (Division 4 winners last season) will compete in Division 3 of the Harrow and Wembley League; the others, in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 respectively, of the Harrow Youth League.
Tudor Rose local trials will be held at Paddington Rec. on Saturday afternoon next week.
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|1948-49||Sat||9||Oct||1948||HYL||Arrow Switch||Home||Won||5-0||Meadows scored 3 goals|
|1948-49||Sat||16||Oct||1948||HYL||Hamiltons||Home||Won||7-1||Armstrong, Fox (2), Meadows (2), Prizeman scored|
|1948-49||Sat||23||Oct||1948||HYL||Eastcote ll||Away||Won||8-1||Armstrong (4), Meadows (3) scored|
|1948-49||1948||HLC||-||First Round – Chelsea received a bye|
|1948-49||Sat||27||Nov||1948||HYL||Pinner Gas||Home||Drew||0-0||Match Abandoned|
|1948-49||Sat||4||Dec||1948||HLC||Lillie Bridge||Away||Won||3-1||Second Round|
|1948-49||Sat||22||Jan||1949||HYL||Road Motors Sports||Away||Won||9-1|
|1948-49||Sat||29||Jan||1949||HLC||Arrow Switch||Home||Won||3-0||Third Round|
|1948-49||Sat||26||Feb||1949||HLC||North Greenford||Away||Won||3-0||Fourth Round|
|1948-49||Sat||12||Mar||1949||HYL||Road Motors Sports||Home||Won||5-2|
|1948-49||Sat||19||Mar||1949||HYL||Tokyngton ll||Away||Lost||1-2||Played for 4 points|
|1948-49||Sat||2||Apr||1949||HYL||593 RATA||Home||Won||14-0||Played for 4 points|
|1948-49||Sat||30||Apr||1949||HYL||Kenton Corinthians||Home||Drew||1-1||Played for 4 points|
|1948-49||Thur||5||May||1949||HLC||Pinner Gas||Home||-|| Final Round - score not known|
Played at Stamford Bridge