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 gives 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?
It's September, and Andrew Weston can hardly wait to get back to school. For this year he is to play on the school football team, and Andrew is sure that his skills in defence will help Danebridge win every match. But Andrew and his younger brother Chris are in action even sooner when they take part in an annual six-a-side football tournament. When a young winger for the Selworth team gives Andrew a few bad moments, Andrew suspects that his debut match for the school team won't be easy at all.
'Ace save Chris!' shouted Andrew as his younger brother pushed yet another of his best shots around the post. 'You're unbeatable today'. But will Chris be unbeatable when he is picked to stand in for the regular school goalkeeper in a vital cup game against Shenby School, their main rivals? For Chris is several years younger than the rest of the team - and they aren't all sure of his skill in goal.
An invitation to train at B.A.S.E. Camp, the British Academy of Sporting Excellence, is every young athlete's dream. But what is really going on behind the scenes? Who is the mystery runner that appears out of nowhere? And where does the lake tunnel lead to, with its secret entrance beneath the statue of Olympic champion, Taffy Jones? Are the boys brave enough to find out the answers to these questions, and more?
Great Catesby Village School has its first football team - the Greats. In "Great Save!", every goal the team score is sponsored; Tom can't seem to find the net in "Great Shot!"; the team are determined to create a new record in "Great Hit!"; and in "Great Goal!", the team are desperate to be number-one with their fundraising song.
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Luke Crawford is crazy about football. A walking encyclopedia of football facts and trivia, he throws his enthusiasm into being captain of the Swillsby Swifts, a Sunday team made up mostly of boys like himself - boys who love football but get few chances to play in real matches.
No one enjoys keeping goal so much as Sanjay Mistry. But after he makes a series of terrible match-losing blunders, team leader Luke Crawford decides that it's time someone else had a go - himself! Determined to prove himself as the number one goalie, Sanjay rises to the challenge with some outstanding saves. This is a fast-moving and realistic football tale by Rob Childs.