Book Review – Eric, Or Little By Little
Eric Hughes, the Club's President, who masterminded the women's
section to becoming one of the best in Europe, has written an
autobiography that portrays his personal, sporting and business
escapades involving more than three decades as manager of the Sale
Harrier's women's teams.
This compelling and extremely readable book is a fascinating
insight into Eric's passion, commitment, determination and
boundless energy that brought him success from a modest early life,
to owning his own textile business. Travelling the world and
enjoying a football career that included playing for his beloved
Manchester City, he simultaneously developed the Club's women's
section from its embryonic state to constantly winning track, road
and cross country titles. Representing Britain in the top echelons
of European team competition and himself undertaking important
executive responsibilities within European athletics.
Eric's years with Sale Harriers uncover nightmare scenarios of
taking groups of young females across Europe, incidents of
hospitalisation, missed flights, securing visas, inappropriate
accommodation, getting lost, financial difficulties and so much
more. Eric's humour and light heartedness is reflected in his
handling of some awesome problems.
If there's a book that is a testament to tenacity and success,
modestly written, this is it! If you are involved with Sale
Harriers and want to read an absorbing autobiography and benefit
from its insights, the book can be easily obtained from Amazon at £10.99 or from Eric
himself who is holding limited stock at the moment.
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13