For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the Bradford Park Avenue players who fought during the First World War.

Did you know?

Bradford Park Avenue player, Donald Bell, was awarded the Victoria Cross for 'most conspicuous bravery'.

Featured footballer

Jimmy Smith

As a prolific forward, James Smith was a firm favourite at Bradford Park Avenue. Signed from Brighton and Hove Albion in 1912, he scored 49 goals in 90 league games. His goals fired Bradford Park Avenue to promotion from the Second division in 1913/14. In 1915 he volunteered for the Royal Field Artillery. Due to return home to be married, he was killed on 9 October 1918.

Players who served and died

  • Jimmy Smith
  • Donald Bell

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Club champion

Dr John Dean

"As Chairman of Bradford Park Avenue, I am incredibly proud to give my support for such a worthwhile, long lasting and beautiful project to remember those footballers that gave so much in the First World War. Players such our own Donald Simpson Bell VC showed the true meaning of commitment when they gave their lives to save others of which we are all eternally grateful. Show your commitment to their memory and donate now to create an eternal legacy to our heroes."

Not your club? Check out our list of football clubs involved in the First World War or donate to the National Football Museum's appeal.

For club and country