Kids of all ages enjoy a good football story and this story combines family themes, humour as well as football. Football Mad was extremely popular when it was originally broadcast on RTE One – the national radio station in Ireland – if you are a busy parent you’ll understand why. ‘Football Mad is also a great story for reading aloud at bedtime – or any time you fancy a fun story with real characters and a special meaning for all the family.
There’s only one thing stopping Football Mad, Shane from getting on the football team and that’s his lousy header. The rest of the lads all laugh at Shane when Coach says one-legged nuns and cross-eyed cats make better headers than he does. Shane needs to practice at home but when his Da only wants to read books and his Ma only wants to do Yoga, Shane is forced to take drastic action.
Grace Jolliffe’s children’s story, ‘FOOTBALL MAD’ was originally broadcast as part of RTE RADIO ONE’s children’s series, FICTION FIFTEEN. Grace was a regular contributor to this show and she recently adapted this popular football story especially for younger Kindle readers.