Football Crazy is one of two football stories written originally for RTE Radio. The story is much-loved for its humorous and realistic look at life in a family who love football – as seen through the eyes of a small boy. It differs from other football stories in that as well as taking a humorous look at football fanatics, this story also deals with the delicate subject of the death of a grandparent. The story unfolds in a sensitive and realistic manner and many parents find this story helpful when they wish to support their children in coping with sadness and loss.
HOW FOOTBALL STORIES CAN HELP YOUR CHILD COME TO TERMS WITH LOSS
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Little all the people in the best football stories – Jimmy, his Dad and Grandad are Football Crazy – they all love to watch football, talk football and play football. They get together every single week and they never miss a match.
Suddenly everything changes – something terrible happens to Jimmy’s Grandad and suddenly nobody’s football crazy any more – just sad. Jimmy feels like his whole world has changed but then he realises that sadness doesn’t last forever and there is something he can do to help.
If you are interesting in writing for children and would like to know more about what motivated me to write this story click here to read my notes on Football Crazy.
I don’t just write football stories however, I write about a diverse range of themes and topics so if you would like to see a selection of my original stories for children you can see more right here on my children’s stories page.