Football Fever 1: The Kick-off
144pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
It’s a new season for the Under 11s Merridale Fever! Kyra’s the star striker and can’t wait to meet the team’s new recruit, Sam – all the way from England. But Sam has a secret – he’s never played on a mixed team, and it’s shaking his confidence. Will advice from some very special football superstars help Kyra and Sam join forces so the team can kick off the season with a bang, or will it end in disaster before it even begins?
Suitable for newly independent readers, particularly those with a passion for football, this is the first in this series, the beginning of an expansive publishing program in partnership with Football Australia. Featuring Commbank Matildas and Socceroos stars Sam Kerr, Ellie Carpenter, Mary Fowler, Rhyan Grant and Joel King – it is part of the lead-up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July-August, 2023.
The second in the series, Half-Time Heroes, is due late November so readers can look forward to regular new releases as anticipation builds.