An evening with white collar former England star

Rev Peter Knight in action for England in the 1970s
Rev Peter Knight in action for England in the 1970s

Aylesbury Rugby Club is welcoming a former England international turned vicar to the club tonight (Thursday) for a ‘sporting and faith journey’.

‘From Tracksuit to Dog Collar!’ is an evening with former England player and Reverend Peter Knight.

Rev Knight will be sharing some of his tales in what promises to be a fascinating evening.

The former wing star plied his trade in the 1970s alongside and against the likes of Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams and Andy Ripley before becoming a teacher and then an Anglican vicar.

Now retired, Knight will be reflecting on his career including such highlights as:

• ‘When the heart and the head clash!’ – selected for an England rugby tour to South Africa when issues of apartheid were headline news.

• ‘The Psychology of Sport’ – fear of falling; fear of failure; fear of flying - how do we respond to the vagaries of life, sporting and otherwise?

• ‘Does prayer really work?’ – was England’s World-Cup victory in 2003 a result of answered prayer?!?

• Have we lost forever the ‘Corinthian’ values and spirit with our contemporary professional sport? Can there ever be such a thing as a ‘professional foul!?!’

Organised by Holy Trinity Aylesbury, there are places available for the evening event, which gets under way at 8pm.

For more information contact Glyn Wright by email at gaswright@hotmail.co.uk or call 07503 299954.