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The website's describes the sporting exploits from 4 generations of the same family:

Click name for full career details .

There are seperate web pages for each person with full details
(Can any one provide photos of any of the above to add to our images.)

What is this

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sporting genes Bruce Rankin Billy Rankin George Rankin Andy Rankin Gavin's Rugby Career Rankin Genes
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Is there likely to be a fifth generation of sporting success?
It is too early to say as several of the current generation are not yet of school age.
Two of Bruce's great-great granddaughters, however, have got close, both representing their chosen sports at county level.

To navigate this web site:
Clicking a club name will send you to that club's website. Clicking a season will take you to the information on that season's performances.
This is the best way to move around.

It is important! that you use the latest version of your browser to benefit from the CSS3 enhancements, at least version 10/11 in Internet Explorer.

Why have I researched the achievements of these five individuals and created this website?

My name is Gordon Fraser and, in May 1964, I married Maureen Don, one of Bruce Rankin's granddaughters.Gavin Fraser, one of the subjects of the website, is our son.

My wife's family were unable to provide much information.
So, I began my research with more than 70 visits to libraries in Merseyside and then further afield to Birmingham, Huddersfield, Luton, Watford and Wrexham to read the match reports in the local newspapers.

Some of the football clubs, the Football Association and English Baseball Association were helpful.

A most valuable source of information was the Everton Collection,

which contains a vast assortment of Everton memorabilia dating back to the 1880s.

©Gordon Fraser 2014. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from Gordon Fraser.

If you have any information (interesting additional facts) please contact me via the Contact page.
Three Rankins have played for Everton's first team. Can you guess the total number of appearances they made? You can discover the answer through the player's history on this website.
Is it over 50, 200, or 500?