Author: Texi Smith


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, as well as 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.


Published under the Popcorn Press imprint, and available from Popcorn Press (Fair Play Publishing), all good bookstores and Amazon.


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


Anna Black - this girl can play

  • Format:  Paperback

    Published:  March 2021

    ISBN:  978-1-925914-21-4

    ISBN e-book: 978-1-925914-22-1

    Weight: 400g

    Size:  229mm x 152 mm 

    Pages: 253

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