Wolves’ story shared with pupils

A Wolves fan who has written a children’s book about the history of the club has donated hundreds of copies to the Wolves Foundation.

Nick Balmforth donated hundreds of his Wolves books to pupils at Stowlawn Primary School
Nick Balmforth donated hundreds of his Wolves books to pupils at Stowlawn Primary School

The copies will be distributed to schools to help pupils learn more about all things Molineux.

‘My First Wolves Book’ was penned by 81-year-old Nick Balmforth, a former teacher, and includes mascots Wolfie and Wendy taking young readers on a journey through Wolves’ history, achievements and star players.

The first books have now been given out by the Wolves Foundation to Stowlawn Primary School in Bilston.

Mr Balmforth said: “Having been a Wolves supporter all my life, since I first went with my dad and stood on a soapbox in the crowd to cheer them on, it struck me that there was very little in terms of literature about the club for children.

"There were a lot of books for adults, but I thought that children might be interested in how the club started and the history and achievements, and this was my contribution to a club which has given me so much pleasure.

“I just thought it would be nice to make this donation to Wolves Foundation to give them something they can pass on which can link the club to local schools.”

Stowlawn headteacher Kate Charles said: “One of the topics of our curriculum is ‘Bilston and beyond’ and these books will be perfect for that.”

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