Football High Series

Can the new recruits kick it with the best young talent in the country?

Twelve-year-old Nick dreams about football – and his dreams are big: state squad, Joeys, A-League, Socceroos . . . and that's just for starters! So when Nick wins a scholarship to the prestigious National School of Football, his dreams look set to come true. What Nick doesn't realise is that he's just another young gun in a place brimming with skilled footballers. Enter Bazzo, Lexi, Grace, Kristy and Kane. With schoolmates like these, Nick figures his time at the NSF will be unforgettable. And when word gets out that Nick's dad is none other than former Socceroo and Arsenal star Shane Young, Nick's prediction comes true in the worst possible way. All eyes are on him.

Does Nick have what it takes to make it at Football High or will reality hit like a well-struck football to the back of the net?

Check out the first chapter at Random House

Problems on and off the field arise as things heat up at Football High!

On paper, Nick has settled into life at the National School of Football. He's made the rep squad and is playmaker for the NSF Cannons. However, living in the shadow of his famous footballer father hasn't become any easier, especially since Nick is struggling to keep a secret from everyone at school: he doesn't even know his dad! With Kane Kruger stirring Nick at every opportunity, the truth looks set to be exposed and with it his cool, his cred and his footballing ability. To top it off, there's also the little problem of girls – Grace won't give Nick the time of day and Lexi won't leave him alone.

Can Nick find a way to ignore all the distractions and kick some desperately needed goals for the Cannons in the State Cup Knockout?

Read the first chapter at Random House.

 Young Gun

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