Nigel Kent - Poet and Reviewer
Something different today! I’ve invited Mark Coverdale, Founder of Tonic Sta Press to reflect upon its Football is Poetry, the world’s only football sticker book of poetry!!!!
A Song for AKS Zły is a poetic narrative describing the time my wife Ania and I went on one of our frequent trips to Warsaw. AKS Zły had just been named UEFA ‘grassroots football club of the year’ and we’d become familiar with their community work, inclusive ethos and anti-discriminatory stance. Situated in a more forgotten area of the city, they could have not been more welcoming. The first match I had ever been to without a pint – there was no alcohol, swearing or any prejudicial behaviour allowed whatsoever – I must say that watching football in the Polish 5th and 7th divisions was one of the best sporting experiences I have ever had.
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