Which Football Hero Are You?


Fun Times at the Football Museum

If you're a football fan - young, old or anywhere in-between - go take a trip to the National Football Museum in Manchester. There you have it: my New Year's recommendation. You can thank me later! Trust me, the Football Museum is a great day [...]


Ultimate Football Heroes in Kickaround Magazine!

Happy New Year everyone and thanks for all your support - we couldn't have done it without you! 2018 was the best year yet for the Ultimate Football Heroes series. It kicked off with Kane and ended with Mbappé, oh and football nearly came home [...]


Where are the Female Ultimate Football Heroes?

I get asked that question a lot - in schools, at football clubs, and on social media too. It's a really important question, and it's so great to hear more and more girls asking it. I just wish that I had a better answer for [...]


Ultimate Football Heroes, On & Off the Pitch

When it comes to our football heroes, we're looking for players with talent but also, I believe, style and personality. In sport, we often talk about courage, determination and leadership, but 'personality' is also about kindness, generosity and intelligence. That's why I've made a list [...]


England’s Ultimate World Cup Heroes!

No, football didn't quite come home this summer, but England's achievements at the 2018 World Cup will live long in our memories. And in our books too because at Ultimate Football Heroes HQ, we've been working on 2 exciting updates and 3 totally new titles. [...]


Matt’s 5 World Cup Heroes So Far!

What a World Cup this is turning out to be! We have seen so much skill and excitement already, so many shocks and stories, and we’ve still got two weeks of football to go. Let’s hope the nail-biting drama continues! We're looking for new World [...]



We're SO excited about the 2018 World Cup! As I write this, we're only 33 more sleeps away from kick-off in Russia. Don't worry, we've got plenty of great new reading material to help you through these waiting days. What better way to gear up [...]


Football Hero Writing Project, Upminster Junior School

Apologies for the months of silence - it's been all systems go at Ultimate Football Heroes HQ! As well as writing lots of exciting new books for the series, I've been travelling all over the UK, spreading the word about football, reading and writing. In [...]


Who is the Ultimate Sporting Hero?

Brinsworth Manor Junior School, Rotherham When I arrange school visits, I always send through the outlines for a range of different workshops. Most of the time, one is deemed to be suitable and that's that, but it's always nice to get some valuable teacher input. [...]


Dream Teams – Current vs Classic

During a great visit at Rosslyn Park Primary School, Nottingham this week, the kids asked me for my Dream Team. It was a good question but naturally, I panicked. After all,  you can't rush something like that. Creating a Fantasy XI requires time and thought. [...]



Happy New Year everyone! Harry Kane had a record-breaking 2017, and 2018 is going to be another massive year for the super-striker. First, he'll look to win the FA Cup and the Champions League with Tottenham. Then, there's the World Cup in June! Can Kane [...]