Knutsford Rugby Club celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Belle Epoque this month with a very special guest. New Zealand-born rugby legend Henry Paul attended the event on Friday (17th Oct) as guest speaker.
Born in New Zealand, Henry Paul was a dual code rugby league and rugby union international. Previously representing New Zealand in rugby league and England in rugby union XV’s and 7’s, he once held the world record for the most consecutive kicks on the field.
Paul’s experience playing for a host of leading teams including Harlequins, Wakefield, Wigan and Bradford as well as a successful coaching career which saw him take Russia to the 2011 Rugby World Cup should assure guests of an interesting and inspiring talk. Moments of controversy in his career including his speech at the 2007 Man of Steel Awards also contribute to making this an event not to be missed.
Speaking after the event, The Belle Epoque’s Matthew Mooney said “We are delighted that Knutsford Rugby Club chose to celebrate such a special anniversary with us. The venue has welcomed many sporting legends over the years, and Henry Paul will surely be one that stays in the memory following such an entertaining enlightenment in to his rugby career. I speak on behalf of the whole team here when I say a very happy birthday to Knutsford Rugby Club, and here’s to the next ten years”.