Description - Goal! by Robert Rigby
A terrific story of a young Latino boy who is spotted by an ex-scout, playing in a park in Los Angeles, and wins himself a trial at one of England s Premier League clubs Newcastle United. Struggling to cope with the gritty Northern weather, the rivalries and jealousies from other players and dodgy scouts, he has just this one shot at fulfilling his dream.He has the skill, but does he have the pace and stamina necessary for success? A riveting tale of one underdog, the first of three fantastic football movies coming over 2005-2007. * A gripping tale of trial and tribulation, tragedy and triumph, set against the backdrop of the world s most popular sport football, a sport with l.6 billion weekly TV viewers, with approximately 5 billion people watching at least one game in the last World Cup Storyline takes one youngster from poverty to the heart of the English Premiership, playing for Newcastle United; subsequent movies will follow him to Real Madrid and the UEFA Champions League and on, for the final movie, to the World Cup
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(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Robert Rigby
ROBERT RIGBY is the co-writer of BOY SOLDER with Andy McNab. A professional screenwriter whose work includes scripts for Byker Grove, he has also run literacy, drama and writing projects, doing outreach work in Education Action Zone schools and writing and staging drama for and with young people. He is particularly interested in writing that appeals to reluctant boy readers. Most importantly, he is also a very keen football fan!