James William Masters
MASTERS, JAMES WILLIAM (1892-1955), soccer player and coalminer, was born on 21 May 1892 at Balgownie, New South Wales, seventh of thirteen children of Alexander George Masters, a miner from Nova Scotia, Canada, and his Sydney-born wife Frances Eliza, née Campbell. He was nicknamed 'Judy', possibly because his mother chose the name during pregnancy, but probably due to his gentleness which contrasted with his three boisterous elder brothers. Many British miners reared on Association football were employed on the coalfields around Wollongong. Judy attended Balgownie Public School where soccer dominated the playground. He captained his school team and, at the age of 12, displaying precocious talent, joined the Balgownie Soccer Club.
Entering first grade at the age of 15, Masters played for Balgownie (1904-11, 1919-29), and for the Sydney clubs, Newtown (1912-13) and Granville (1914-15). About 5 ft 7 ins (170 cm) tall and weighing only ten stone (64 kg ...Read more at the source website