By Stuart Thomas

When Mum and Dad See Me Kick

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When Mum and Dad See Me Kick is a series of short stories profiling ten individuals, including the author, and the why, how, and when they came to love football and what it means to them personally. 

The stories demonstrate that 'the Beautiful Game' is home to the world’s biggest community, and within that community are thousands of stories from people from all walks of life. Different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexualities, and more. All come together around the call of football.

When Mum and Dad See Me Kick covers stories from vastly different members of that community and shows how football changed their lives forever.

From a young woman who was once on the boy’s team, to a displaced Palestinian immigrant who finds hope in the game and more, these stories make a chorus to the world’s most beautiful song.

More Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: March 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-925914-60-3, 978-1-925914-61-0 (ePub)
  • Weight: 0.2kg
  • Size: 216mm x 140mm 
  • Pages: 126
  • Imprint: Fair Play Publishing

About the Author

After 20 years working in the education sector as a secondary school English teacher, Stuart began writing for in 2015.

Covering football, rugby league, cricket, tennis, rugby union and AFL, his articles have subsequently featured across an array of websites and publications, including Play On magazine and

Living in Sydney with his partner and two teenage children, Stuart also works in sub-editing, blogs sporting events live, and runs a successful nursery in the north-west of Sydney. When Mum and Dad See Me Kick is his first book.

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Regular price $19.99
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