This is an engaging, sporty story which is easily accessible to young readers… The book touches on racism but not in a heavy handed way. It also brings in girls - Leela is a star member of the team - and left handedness. It promotes positive ideas, such as the power of friendship, not telling tales and and not retaliating. The simple style and amount of snappy dialogue make it a good read for youngsters getting started, and the line drawings add liveliness to the text. (School Librarian
Josh is soccer-mad and can't wait to show off his ball skills to his new classmates. After all, he is the nephew of Ossie Williams – the best footballer in the country. Josh's arrival helps to give shy Matthew more confidence, but it is not welcomed by Rajesh, the school goalkeeper and captain. With important seven-a-side tournaments coming up, will the players be able to settle their differences and work together as a team?