When Mum and Dad See Me Kick

When Mum and Dad See Me Kick


Author: Stuart Thomas

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