Author Gerard Siggins Visits ERFC

Children’s Book Author Gerard Siggins Talks to ERFC Minis
Enniskillen RFC had a special guest last Sunday evening as they hosted author Gerard Siggins to talk with the Mini Rugby section about some of his work. Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in the Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. In addition to some books on sporting history, Gerard launched his first Children’s book in 2012, which was to be the first in an ongoing series entitled the ’Rugby Spirit’ books. The books focus on a child’s experiences joining a new school and learning to fit in while benefitting from the lessons learnt and friends made through taking up Rugby. The theme of the books couldn’t be more relevant to the Minis system at ERFC where parents, many ex players among them, bring their children in the hopes of, not only letting them burn off some energy for a couple of hours, but also instilling some of the principles of rugby, a sport where hard work and discipline are key for success. The young players thoroughly enjoyed Gerard’s stories and insights that they found relatable, and, as well as reinforcing their love for rugby, his talk will hopefully help build an interest in reading that can be difficult amongst youth today. Anyone interested in getting their children involved in mini rugby, which covers school groups P3-P7, are very welcome to Email convenor@erfcminis.com for details.