Albert Prince-Cox was a football manager, player and referee, boxer, boxing promoter and a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Prince-Cox took charge of 32 international matches in 15 countries.
Prince-Cox was the sixth manager of Bristol Rovers (1930-1936). He introduced the blue-and-white quartered shirts in which the team now play in an effort to make the players look larger and more intimidating. He also gave the club the nickname The Pirates, which is used to this day.
He took his players on end-of-season tours of Paris and Amsterdam. He signed internationals and persuaded the outstanding amateur international centre forward Vivian Gibbons, a schoolmaster, to play for the Eastville club.
Part of his role at the Royal Meteorological Society was to deliver news of the weather to the King at Buckingham Palace.
Prince-Cox was also a show man, he did cockney impressions, RAF and army in music halls and he organized a circus and aqua show.
(source david foot)