The Boy on the Shed
Former Newcastle United footballer Paul Ferris in conversation with Stephen Walker
Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year // Telegraph Football Book of the Year // Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
In 1982, at the age of 16, Lisburn teenager Paul Ferris became Newcastle United’s youngest ever first-teamer. A talented winger, he was hailed as the new George Best, but the glittering career that beckoned was cruelly cut short by injury.
Paul later worked as a physiotherapist at the club before qualifying as a barrister. But the lure of football was always strong and he returned for a third spell at Newcastle, this time as Head of the Medical Department.
Over the years, as both a player and a member of the Magpies’ managerial team, Paul worked with many football legends such as Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Bobby Robson, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer.
The Boy on the Shed, his beautifully written memoir, is a story of love, fate and triumph over adversity.
Paul will be signing copies of his book at the end of the event.
*Boy on the Shed (Hoddor) is available at Eason, Bangor, at an exclusive £2 Festival discount
Fully seated (unreserved) // All ages