A book which profiles 140 sporting venues across Great Britain is being launched in November to coincide with the All Blacks tour to Scotland, Wales and England.
Written by Duncan Perkinson, When Kiwis Fly – A Sports Tour of Great Britain shines the spotlight on 140 sporting venues where New Zealand sports people have succeeded over the years.
The book is a celebration of British sporting venues and is a celebration of the New Zealanders who have competed against the odds and been victorious.
When Kiwis Fly covers traditional sporting venues such as Lord’s, Old Trafford and Wimbledon and some sports and venues which many readers will not recognise - Pedestrianism at the Royal Agricultural Hall in the 1880s and Stone Skimming in Scotland.
The book tells the stories of dreams, hopes, disappointment and redemption. It is the story of New Zealand growing up as a nation on the sporting fields of Britain.