Newman, Frank

Birth Date

24th October 1898


Nuneaton, Warwickshire



Biographical Text

Frank Newman had two spells with Exeter City in the 1920s. Joining initially from Port Vale he left to play for Halifax Town but returned after two seasons before eventually moving on to Yeovil.

After a trial with Aston Villa, Frank joined Port Vale in 1920 and moved on to Exeter City a year later. Described as 'speedy, compact and an accurate crosser of the ball', he made his debut for Exeter against Charlton Athletic in September 1921.

He was an ever-present from that point until losing his place after just three games in the following season having made 42 league appearances for the club.

Not figuring again, Frank moved to Halifax Town but made just six league appearances during a two-year stay before returning to St James' Park. First reappearing at Southend in early November 1925, he had a run of three games before coming back for the final eleven games of the season 

With just two games to his credit during 1926/27, Frank left City to sign for Yeovil and Petters United. 







Jonathan Meynell

Hello there.

Regarding Frank Newman. He had just one season at Halifax Town, played just four games. He was released by the club by the end of the 1923-24 and he certainly wasn't with us in 1924-25 - I have reserve team ledgers and he doesn't appear in those. Records show he returned to Exeter for the 1925-26 season - do you have any idea what happened to him in that 'lost' season of 1924-25? I've checked with British Newspapers Online and there is nothing for 1924, his name appearing as a sqaud member on the eve of the 1925-26 season.

Johnny Meynell. 


Frank NEWMAN signed for Exeter City August 1924

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