Since 2006 I have been the Official Poet in Residence at the National Football Museum.

Paul has been the official Poet in residence for the National Football Museum in Manchester since 2006 and regularly performs his work there. He has also written many poems to commemorate various exhibitions, players, occasions. See below for examples.

If you would like to book a performance  / workshop at the museum please use the link below

I have several poems on display and will be performing and leading workshops there throughout the year.

Football Museum

For more information on the National Football Museum see –
National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
Manchester M4 3BG
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm;
Sunday 11am-5pm
Telephone number: 0161 605 8200

To coincide with the opening there were three new publications :

GIVE US A GOAL (published by Frances Lincoln in Summer 2012)
A collection of child friendly football poems with illustrations by David Parkins (he drew Dennis The Menace and Desperate Dan you know!)
Give Us A Goal

SATURDAY MEN (published by A Twist In The Tale)
A collection of poems about particular players through the years from Dixie Dean, the team of 1966, George Best, Pele, Ronnie Radford and beyond.
With introduction by Bill Kenwright.
Saturday Men

A football based comic strip. Poems by me, with fantastic artwork by Simon Smith.
Footy Fun