Club Poet Appointed

We welcome Sharon Jones as the clubs first ever official poet, this will prove to be a pivotal role within the clubs education links, not only will Sharon be promoting Football Poetry into education, by delivering this it will also raise awareness of the football club and with this strengthen our community  links  within our schools. Manager Brent Peters added “Education & Football can be very much counterproductive and with this we are pleased to welcome Sharon as our official club football poet.”

Getting to know Sharon……………

“My name is Sharon Jones and I am a Senior Tutor and Football Poet. Originally from Liverpool I have had my football poetry published in several anthologies, and I have performed poetry workshops in schools and football study centres around the UK. Bill Shankly’s famous quote: ‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that’ sums up a philosophy and passion for our national game that I share. Football is poetry in motion, and as an advocate for the power of words, my aim as club poet is to promote Bacup Borough Fc through a poem for every home game, and through football poetry competitions to run in schools and local festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote Football and Poetry and swap shirts with Shakespeare!”




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