Jack Cartmell

Jack Cartmell, Brentford FC assistant trainer, 1927.jpg
John Range Cartmell (28 August 1890 – 23 February 1979) was a professional football outside left who played in the Football League for Brentford and Gillingham. He later became trainer at Brentford, spending nearly 30 years in the role. He was posthumously inducted into the Brentford Hall of Fame in May 2015.

Cartmell began his career with spells at Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Mardy and Abertillery before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw the suspension of competitive football the following year. Cartmell guested for Heart of Midlothian during the war, making 19 appearances during the 1916–17 season.

After the armistice, Cartmell joined Southern League Division One side Brentford in 1919. He made 30 appearances during the Bees' first season of league football in 1920–21, before leaving at the end of the campaign.

Cartmell saw out his career with Southern League side Boscombe and made a brief return to league action with Gillingham in the 1923–24 season.

After his retirement from football in 1924, Cartmell remained at Gillingham as assistant to trainer Bob Kane. He departed the club in 1926.

Cartmell returned to Brentford in 1926, when he followed manager Harry Curtis, trainer Bob Kane and a number of former Gillingham players to Griffin Park. He progressed to become the club's lead trainer and remained with the Bees until the mid-1950s. Cartmell was rewarded for his long service with a testimonial match against Hayes in April 1955.

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