On the evening of Thursday 14th March the JRF Team hosted the launch of a new book written by the late Cyrille Regis’s long-time friend and former West Brom photographer, Laurie Rampling at Harlesden Library.

The book entitled ‘Cyrille Regis; Working Class Hero’ has been keenly anticipated by friends, family, and football fans alike, and depicts the life and career of the footballing legend, in pictures and words.

The large audience had the pleasure of meeting Cyrille’s daughter, Michelle Regis who joined Laurie and JRF’s Michael Adams on the stage, as the journey of the sporting icon was relived.

Local residents, some of whom went to school with Cyrille recalled their childhood memories from school and growing up on the Stonebridge Estate, where the JRF Community Hub is situated.

Jason Roberts, Robert Regis, Cyrille’s son and his brother Dave Regis joined the many online guests who were present to share their own memories. 

The book recently went on sale and has already sold over 2000 copies. With the striking cover emblazoned with the number nine, Cyrille’s number when at West Brom, the book boasts over 70 unseen pictures of the great man, from his football career and his personal life. 

The book can be bought online through: