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:
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?