A decent centre-forward from the North-East who was coming into his
own at Leeds and went on the FA tour of South Africa in 1939. The war
intervened, and he guested for a variety of clubs (Blackpool,
Liverpool and Southport) before returning to Leeds at the end of
hostilities. After moving to Bradford, he got into coaching and
worked his way around the world - coaching the Libyan Olympic team
among others. He retired and returned once again to Leeds, where
he died in April 1985.
Reinier "Dutch" kemeling says: George Ainsley was the greatest
coach I've ever had. He coached the US CISM team during 1956 and 1957.
We played against Holland, Turkey, Italie and a variety of other
matches. He tryly was a great soccer teacher and we all appreciated
him very much. His name is mentioned on my web:
Johnnie Dale Ainsley says: Hello from a fellow Ainsley in
Florida. I arrived at your Web page through the Google search
engine. Have a bloody nice day, mate!
Willy W.Nowotny says: George Ainsley was my coach while I was
playing with the US Armed Forces Soccer Team in 1955. We all were
stadioned in Wiesbaden, Germany.He was a good coach and I enjoyed
playing for him while I was on the Team.I do have a good picture of
Stan "Tex" DeRidder says: I was a 1956 U.S. Armed Forces Olympic
soccer hopeful before a tragic knee injury vs. Army at Westpoint ended
my dreams just a few weeks before going to Germany. As a native
Belguim, I was stationed at the Sampson Airforce Base in New York and
had the honor of assisting coach Ainsley with the other players after
my accident. Many years have gone by, but the great memories of those
days keep me young. George was a fine person and respected teacher of
the game. I long to touch base with any of you who may remember me.
Sincerely, Tex Please email me today at: pderidde_at_rochester.rr.com
Morten Blindheim says: Is this the same George Ainsley who was
coaching SK Brann of Bergen, Norway in 1955? Does anyone know. We
achieved a midtable position in the Premier Group A division, and lost
to Asker at home that year in the 4th round in the cup.
Rginald Guillemard says: We had a coach called George Ainsley in
Dunkerque (France) at the start of the season 1971/72 in the national
division 2. He left in mid-October after problems of booze, it was
said. Was it the same George Ainsley?