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 them than ‘Coming soon, I promise!’ So, in the meantime, I’ve put together a top reading list for football-mad girls. … Continue reading Where are the Female Ultimate Football Heroes?

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 of 5 of my favourite off-the-pitch football heroes. These guys are ultimate role models, showing that there’s more to life than … Continue reading Ultimate Football Heroes, On & Off the Pitch

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. So now you can re-live all the magic moments from Russia, right there with your heroes! THE UPDATES KANE – … Continue reading England’s Ultimate World Cup Heroes!

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 Cup Heroes to write about and here are 5 players on my list: 1. Alireza Beiranvand – Iran It’s been … Continue reading Matt’s 5 World Cup Heroes So Far!

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. Before my trip to Brinsworth Manor, I sent through the outline for Messi vs Ronaldo, a persuasive writing workshop about … Continue reading Who is the Ultimate Sporting Hero?

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 my role as Patron of Reading at Upminster Junior School, I ran a six-week writing project with a great Year … Continue reading Football Hero Writing Project, Upminster Junior School