About Fab

Peter Fenton.  Born Boggabri NSW. Educated Fairfield Primary and Parramatta High School.

Working career. Chief sound mixer 150 Australian feature films.

Credits includes  Newsfront, Caddie, Sunday Too Far Away, Picnic At Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, The Devil’s Playground, Gallipoli, Phar Lap, The Russia House, Six Degrees Of Separation and Paradise Road.

Wrote/ co-produced two documentary films on Wallaby tours. The Running Game featured the long tour of British Isles and Ireland in 1981. The African Campaign featured the four match tour of South Africa in 1992.

Wrote and presented one hour documentary on boxer Les Darcy for ABC, 1998

Has written 7 books on Australian sport.

The Legend Of The fighting Man, published 1994, is a biography on Australia’s most famous boxer Les Darcy who died in Memphis Tennessee aged 21 in 1917.

For The sake Of The Game (1996) tells the story of the 1927/28 Waratahs rugby tour of the British Isles, Ireland and France which set the tradition of Australia’s open style of rugby and virtually saved the game in Australia.

Riding On Courage (2000) is a biography on Jockey Wayne Harris, a Melbourne Cup and Golden slipper Stakes winner who overcame enormous problems to achieve success. 

They Called Him Boy is the biography of Andrew “Boy” Charlton who became Australia’s first Olympic 1500 metres champion as a 16 year old in Paris in 1924.

Olive is the biography of a teenage, North Queensland  WW2 Nurse.

Also three books of sporting poetry. Sport The Way I Speak It, Syringes In The Locker and  I’ll Meet You Down The Pub.

Rugby Coaching career. 20 years first grade /representative rugby

Parramatta 1st XV, 1977-81.  Coached them to first 1st grade premiership 1977.

Sydney Representative Team  1982-85. Teams included the Ella Brothers, Michael Hawker, Simon Poidevin and Nick Farr Jones.

Eastwood 1st  XV  or club coach  1986-1991

Penrith 1st XV  1997 or club coach 1997-2001 

Awarded Australian Sports Medal 2000 for service to Rugby in Sydney’s west.

Currently writing for Inside Rugby magazine and Super 12 and test match programmes.

Works as bookies’ clerk when drinking money is low.

Regular speaker at sporting and corporate functions.

So there you have it. Punter, poet, raconteur, aging coach and part time drinker. 

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