Cover of The Family Game

The Family Game

Michael James

Rugby League rightly enjoys a reputation as being a game that all the family can come and watch in safety. Yet it hasn’t always been that way - from the late 70s and throughout the 80s off the field violence occurred at and around Rugby League matches. This book is one man’s story of life as a Rugby League hooligan in those days. Following his introduction to the world of organised violence at an early age, it takes in his travels round the Rugby League community and the shocking incidents that occurred along the way. It honestly and graphically describes what used to go on, why he was involved in it and, equally as importantly, why he stopped getting involved and how the violence eventually died out.

Publishing Details:
The Parrs Wood Press, 2005

Have you read this book?

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

Keep up to date

Follow Us

  • flickr
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • twitter

We use cookies to help us provide you with a better service, but do not track anything that can be used to personally identify you.

If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them.