We Are Matildas
32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
Jazzy dreams of being a football star and playing for the CommBank Matildas one day. She has a plan to get there . . . now all she needs is a team. But she soon learns that there is more to being a successful team than skills and drills, an aspirational name and an individual’s dream.
As interest in the FIFA Women’s World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand in July continues to grow, the focus on soccer as a sport also gathers momentum and so there will be many young girls who will be thrilled to read this story and perhaps begin to build their own dream.
But, regardless of the sport, there are many facets to being a team player that are explored in this book with the emphasis being on being together and having fun. Even though the ending is somewhat predictable, nevertheless there is much that can be discussed including what if the team had lost. What did they learn about themselves, each other and working together that would have made them winners anyway?