William C Mitchell was a president of the Scottish team Queen's Park. There is a mention of him being an umpire (assistant) to Thomas Haswell in the match Queen's Park vs Wanderers on 1875, on of the first international team matches.
- In the early early days of football there were no standard rules, for instance the rule for throwing in:
At the annual meeting of the Scottish Association, 3rd September, 1878, a proposal, by the Alexandra Athletic Club, "to throw the ball in in any direction the thrower may choose" was strongly opposed by the Queen's Park delegates, Messrs. W. C. Mitchell and G. O. Norval.
- This happened after a match between Queen's Park and Vale of Leven in 1876: Some members of the home club, walking over the field on the Tuesday following, discovered what looked like spike marks on the turf, that ought not to have been there, as spikes in boots are forbidden to be worn under all rules of football. Naturally, this discovery created a sensation at the time. The Queen's Park, as in duty bound, proceeded to investigate the matter at once. A deputation, consisting of Mr. W. C. Mitchell, the president of the club, accompanied by Mr. A. Hillcoat, honorary secretary, went to Alexandria, where they, along with Mr. W. Copeland Wood, president of the Vale of Leven club, visited the houses of some of the Vale players, examined their playing boots, and discovered no trace of spikes having been used.
- the above is from: History of the Queen's Park Football Club 1867 - 1917 By Richard Robinson (1920), as found on www.electricscotland.com
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