Although Birmingham born before his family moved to Stoke-on-Trent, inside forward Harry Ware began his football career with Hanley St Luke’s in 1926 playing for Cobridge Celtic in 1927 and Stoke St Peter’s in 1928 before joining First Division Stoke City in December 1929, making his Football League debut against Burnley in October 1930, his only appearance of the 1930-31 season. He broke into The Potters’ first team on a regular basis in September 1932, playing 31 times in 1932-33 before returning to the fringes for a further two seasons.
In June 1935 he joined Second Division Newcastle United after 15 goals in 57 appearances, spending two seasons at St James’ Park where he scored 9 times in 49 appearances. He joined Sheffield Wednesday, recently relegated to the Second Division, in May 1937, but had only played 12 times, scoring once, before being transferred to Norwich City in November the same year, and he played for The Canaries until the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, by when he had scored 13 goals in 44 appearances. After the War he returned to Carrow Road and scored in an FA Cup tie at Brighton & Hove Albion in January 1946, his only senior post-war appearance, before he joined Cheshire County League Northwich Victoria later in 1946, where he later finished his playing career, becoming their manager in 1947.
Ware spent three spells in charge of Northwich Victoria between 1947 and 1953, and served Dutch side E.D.O. Haarlem as trainer-coach before returning to Burslem in November 1956 to serve Port Vale as a coach under manager Freddie Steele. He left Vale Park in June 1958 to become manager of Crewe Alexandra. He led The Railwaymen to 18th and 14th placed finishes in the Fourth Division in 1958-59 and 1959-60 before leaving in May 1960. He moved on to Stoke City as assistant trainer, then reserve team manager, and finally a scout.