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Mill Hill Rugby Club's John Goldman's efforts showcaed at World Rugby Museum, Twickenham
He is almost 50 years older than the other rugby players on his team - and now John Goldman’s talents have been showcased at a world famous museum.
John Goldman, of Southbourne Crescent, Hendon, has his own exhibit at the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham.
The museum was reopened in time for this autumn’s Internationals and the Rugby World Cup, to be held in 2015.
One board shows a photo of Mr Goldman and tells the story about how he first started playing rugby.
The 73-year-old was encouraged to try out for the Mill Hill Rugby Club at the age of 50, and has never looked back, playing full games in the league every week.
He said: “It’s quite an honour for me, really unbelievable from my point of view. It’s not really that impressive though.
“It’s funny to think I am now a museum piece. I am really proud of it too.
“The opening was a great day as well, I’m really pleased with it all.”
Although physical fitness is one benefit of the game, Mr Goldman goes back for more social reasons.
He said: “The camaraderie of the lads and the ethos of it all, it’s just such a buzz.
“Everyone has respect for each other and you give it your all. The others are in their 20s but we can all relate to each other.
“Everyone has respect for each other. We’re a friendly club, there’s a bunch of lads from all walks of life even though they’re a lot younger than me, that doesn’t stop me.”