By Texi Smith

Anna Black - this girl can play

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Texi Smith's fourth 'unashamed football novel' takes a detour from Jarrod Black and introduces us to Jarrod's younger sister, Anna.

A product of suburban Sydney's large grassroots clubs, Anna blossoms into being a local star turning out for Australia's biggest W-League clubs and a regular starter with the Matildas. 

Anna Black - This girl can play charts Anna's football journey culminating in the Matildas reaching the final of the 2023 World Cup on home soil and a move to the USA. It also charts her life journey as she discovers that falling head-over-heels - something she thought was not for her - can and does happen.

There are also a few surprises as you read, but we don't want to spoil them by sharing it here.

Please note that we recommend this novel as suitable for a Mature Age (15+) audience.


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More Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: March 2021
  • ISBN:  978-1-925914-21-4, 978-1-925914-22-1 (ePub), 978-1-925914-38-2 (audio)
  • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Size: 229mm x 152 mm 
  • Pages: 253
  • Imprint: Popcorn Press

About the Author

Texi is a football fiction writer, and a reporter and photographer with The Roar based in Sydney.

He is also an active supporter of the Matildas, the Socceroos and Sydney FC, and is a lifelong fan of Newcastle United having grown up in the north-east of England. He still plays in an Over 45s competition, referees in a local league, and has also previously coached.Away from football, Texi has an IT consultancy and is a member of the Bridge Club - a group of runners who have run ten or more Sydney Marathons.

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Regular price $19.99
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