STAN Wall will launch his autobiography Stan The Man this Saturday at 1.30pm in the Saints Superstore.
The book is about the life well lived and a true character of the game of rugby league. Stan is today best known as the oldest kitman in Super League still working part-time as assistant kitman at the Saints at the age of 79.
However, Stan’s amazing story encapsulates so much more.
Starting deep underground covering Stan’s days as a miner, the book details Stan’s work as member of Mines Rescue, a team first on the scene after any incident in the pit.
Stan’s lifelong passion for rugby league saw him become a top first grade referee bringing him into many colourful situations with the top players and coaches of the sport.
Once hanging up his whistle, Stan became an assistant coach at Leigh and St Helens, the latter club eventually giving him the role of kitman, a role he has fulfilled for two decades.
As a vital part of the successful St Helens backroom team, Stan was also appointed in the same role for both England and Great Britain.
This book lifts the lid on what really goes on in the dressing room of a top Super League club, on international team tours and all the characters contained within.
Indeed, Stan has a tale on many people in rugby league and in turn, they have one to tell on him too!
The book is £11.99 and Stan will sign copies on the day.