Badcock played for Exeter City in the Plymouth and District League before the club turned professional in 1908.
A former Friernhay player, he played in the final eight games of 1907/08 at the very end of Exeter City’s time as an amateur club. Making his debut against Millbrook Rangers on 14 March 1908, he had been playing for the reserves since November. He continued to play for Exeter City’s reserves after the club turned professional in 1908.
[There is reference to both Exeter City and Crediton rugby club in an occasionally misleading obituary of Doctor Henry John Francis Badcock (1866-1917) who was born in Crediton and died in Gillingham, Kent. Census returns show him as living in Gillingham in both 1901 and 1911 suggesting it is unlikely he is the player in question].