Harold Turville 2007 Hall Of Fame
Harold Turville

Harold Turville

1888 - 1942

Salt Lake AFC

Born May 7, 1888 in Nottingham, England. 'H.O.' as he was fondly known by hundreds of friends and the sporting world, was born to soccer, playing with Hyson Green Olympics Club in his native England. He coupled this with the speed that won him championships in athletics by running the 100 yard dash in 10 second twice. After immigrating to the United States in 1913 he continued to be active and took his semi-pro soccer career to Utah where he, as an outside left, captained the Salt Lake AFC to three State Championships along with other championships. He was named to the State All-Star team in each of his active years. During his years in Utah, 'H.O.' organized the Salt Lake Junior High School League and coached the Jackson Junior High team to eight championships in nine years. He is the only person west of New York that was honored with a medal from the then 'United States Football Association' (USSF) and selected to the National Championship All-Star team in 1928-29. Off the field, he served for twelve years as Secretary of the then 'Utah Soccer Union' and wrote soccer news for the old Salt Lake Telegram. Additionally he headed up the referees. His job transferred him to Portland, Oregon in 1934. He was a true pioneer in the development of soccer within our State.

Harold Turville 2007 Hall Of Fame
2007 Hall Of Fame
Harold Turville
Harold Turville

Harold Turville

1888 - 1942

Salt Lake AFC

Born May 7, 1888 in Nottingham, England. 'H.O.' as he was fondly known by hundreds of friends and the sporting world, was born to soccer, playing with Hyson Green Olympics Club in his native England. He coupled this with the speed that won him championships in athletics by running the 100 yard dash in 10 second twice. After immigrating to the United States in 1913 he continued to be active and took his semi-pro soccer career to Utah where he, as an outside left, captained the Salt Lake AFC to three State Championships along with other championships. He was named to the State All-Star team in each of his active years. During his years in Utah, 'H.O.' organized the Salt Lake Junior High School League and coached the Jackson Junior High team to eight championships in nine years. He is the only person west of New York that was honored with a medal from the then 'United States Football Association' (USSF) and selected to the National Championship All-Star team in 1928-29. Off the field, he served for twelve years as Secretary of the then 'Utah Soccer Union' and wrote soccer news for the old Salt Lake Telegram. Additionally he headed up the referees. His job transferred him to Portland, Oregon in 1934. He was a true pioneer in the development of soccer within our State.

2007 Hall Of Fame
Harold Turville





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Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166