Southport born wing half Billy Wareing joined hometown junior club Southport Park Villa in 1903 before playing non league football for Chorley West End in 1904, Chorley in 1905, and St Helens Recreation in 1906 before a return to Chorley in 1907. From there he joined First Division Preston North End in June 1910, making his Football League debut against Manchester City that September, and soon establishing himself as a mainstay of the Preston first eleven. Although they were relegated the following season, First Division Everton came for his signature in October 1912 after 2 goals in 82 appearances. He then played both sides of World War One for Everton, albeit he only made 9 appearances during their 1914-15 League Championship triumph, and his career at Goodison Park was shortened by World War One. In January 1920, after 6 goals in 69 appearances for The Toffees, he joined Southern League Swindon Town, and was a virtual ever present for them in their inaugural Football League season playing in their first League fixture against Luton Town, a 9-1 thrashing of The Hatters, in August 1920. He retired in May 1925 after 10 goals in 169 appearances for The Robins, helping them to consistent top half finishes in every season he played at The County Ground.