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Secure your copy of the book about the club

3 years ago By Mark Weeks

Club to publish a limited edition 80 page hard back book to celebrate our 40 years.

We’re publishing a book about the club to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. This full colour, 60-80 page quality production contains a series of essays that reveal various aspects of the club as it has developed over the years. It will be published in December to coincide with our 40th celebrations.

The primary purpose of the book is to celebrate our history and capture the unique spirit we have created. We also plan to make a profit from sales with all proceeds going toward laying a 4G surface on the training pitch.

Make sure you get your hands on this limited edition, hard backed book by pre-ordering at the club’s on-line shop. See the link to the Club Shop on the home page.

The "coffee-table" style book contains 30,000 words – including contributions for past 1st XV skippers and other big names from rugby such as Sir Clive Woodward – together with a sumptuous array of photos, clips and exhibits.

The synopsis

Standing up from the mud

A book about Farnham Rugby Union Football Club

A front row of forewords from Geoff Robins, Geoff Bond and Sir Clive Woodward

Chapter 1 – Not by gift or favour
An introduction to the spirit (have fun, work hard and never say die) of the club using the narrow defeat to Esher in the Surrey Cup in 1984 as the focus.

Chapter 2 – Beginnings and a birds nest
Founding Chairman Hugh Dixon’s recollection of the initial formation of the club

Chapter 3 – Fast developers
Using the moment of Jonny Wilkinson’s World Cup winning drop goal to launch an essay on the growth, role and importance of the MJ section.

Chapter 4 – Climbing up the sunshine mountain
The story of the move from Wrecclesham to Monkton Lane.

Chapter 5 – Fireworks and Fun
Stories about fund raising and social events highlighting the fireworks and Sportsman’s lunches – where these events came from and what they have become.

Chapter 6 – And then we played some rugby.
Interviews with various skippers recounting the fortunes of the 1st XV and its evolution from strictly coarse to the London leagues.

Life goes on. Relevant stories that bring us bang up to date with current Senior and MJ squads performance in the season to date, the EVRA tournament and RWC15 with possible alumni performances therein.

Click here to pre-order your copy and secure your own slice of club history.

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