PAUL COOKSON has been a football fan longer than he has been a poet. Since 2004 he has worked with The National Football Museum as their official Poet in Residence. He has also worked with Liverpool Libraries as Poet For The Everton Collection and his football poems have featured on Match of The Day and various national radio stations. He has held the World Cup and met six of the World Cup Winners from 1966.
As a poet, Paul has over 40 titles to his name and his poems have appeared in over two hundred collections. He spends most of his time visiting schools and festivals, performing his work and leading workshops.
Now that he's over 50 Paul should have retired from 5-a-side football - but hasn't.