“Book of the Month”
Rugby World Magazine
“A magnificent contribution to our game”
Willie John McBride, Ulster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions
“One of the best rugby books ever written”
Mickey Quinn, Lansdowne FC, Leinster and Ireland,
President, Lansdowne FC
“The Penguin book is awesome!!”
Reece Robinson, Waikato Chiefs & New Zealand Maori
“A splendid book I will treasure”
Bob Reeves, RFU President
“Excellence, sportsmanship and fun – it is an ethos that comes through on every page of this book”
Hong Kong Football Club News Magazine
After almost five years of painstaking research,
The History of the Penguin International Rugby Football Club is now ready to order. It tells the fascinating story of the world’s premier touring club. This Sidcup-born phenomenon is recognised as probably the best-ever exponent of British and international 7s and 10s rugby football. The Penguins have played in, or against teams from, no fewer than 57 countries. More recently, the establishment of the HSBC Penguin International Rugby Coaching Academy with its world-wide reputation for the promotion of education – and in particular, the provision of training for young persons in the skills of rugby football – has set new standards in the teaching of sporting excellence.
The History of the Penguin International RFC is a beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated, full-colour A4-sized hardback book which runs to almost 400 pages. It includes reports of every match the Penguins have ever played and lists every player that has ever turned out for the Club.
The book was written, designed and photographed by me, edited by Penguins’ co-founder and Life President, Alan Wright, and features an Introduction by one of the world’s rugby playing legends – the great Willie John McBride of Ballymena, Ulster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions.
As well as treating yourself to a copy, remember that this book will also make a great birthday (or even Christmas) present for all of your rugby-loving friends and relatives!
As you may know, the Penguin International RFC is an amateur Club. Any surplus made from the sales of this book will be used to help with its coaching and playing programmes.
For more information and to place your order, please contact me via email or write to: Dick Tyson, 148 Stanstead Road, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 0RW, England, UK.