Tag Archives: Girls FC

New football season

How did your team do last week? Or do you support someone in the Premier League, so your first match is tomorrow?  I went to the opening match of Huddersfield Town v Brentford and it was excellent. Apart from winning … Continue reading

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Suffragette

I think the first time I heard about suffragettes was when I was nine and went to see Mary Poppins at a cinema in Leeds.  In the story (you all know the story, right? Based on PJ Travers’ book of the same … Continue reading

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Good luck, Lionesses

How brilliant is it that the England Women’s football team (ranked 6th) has reached the semi-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada! They play Japan just after midnight (BST). I have to admit I wasn’t hopeful that they’d survive … Continue reading

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World Book Day part 2: questions from Hillside Primary

Note to self: Stop setting challenges where you promise to give a book as a reward to anyone who meets that challenge. Either that or face bankruptcy. ‘I’ll give away a copy of ‘Football Mad’ to anyone who asks a question I’ve never been … Continue reading

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FA Girls’ Football Festival

So, how do writers spend their Saturdays? Well, this one spent Saturday in Peterborough at Netherton United FCs super ground selling Girls FC books at one of the FA’s Girls’ Football Festivals. The FA is running events like this up … Continue reading

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Book Signing

Thank you to everyone who came to the book signing at Waterstones in Doncaster on Sunday. It was a treat to see so many  pupils turn up from the schools I’d visited earlier in the week. Those journeys up and … Continue reading

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Book signing: Doncaster, Waterstones Sunday May 26th

Newsflash!  I’m going to be signing copies of my Girls FC titles and my non-fiction book, Here Come the Girls! at Waterstones in Doncaster on Sunday, May 26th from 11.30 am – 1.30 pm.            Doncaster … Continue reading

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‘…they could hardly kick the ball for nuts…’

I was featured in the Lincolnshire Echo last week. They were interested in a football report I’d uncovered in Lincoln Library about Nettie Honeyball and the British Ladies. As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog before (or my Girls … Continue reading

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Exclusive! New player joins the Parrs…

Have you ever wanted to be part of a book you’ve loved reading? Maybe sit next to Harry Potter in class?  Or solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes?  Lizzie Craven, one of my top Girls FC fans, has  written a … Continue reading

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Well done, Emily!

Last week I helped judge the Reading Agency’s Story Lab writing competition. I am delighted to reveal that 9-year old Emily Culshaw was the overall winner. I hope she’s enjoying her new laptop!  Read Emily’s winning story, Red Man, Green … Continue reading

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