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Eddie the Eagle (movie)

Stick it (movie)

Play the game (Choose your own ever after) – Nova Weetman

When it comes to netball, Edie Thomas is a natural. She’s only ever played for fun and to hang out with her netball-mad bestie Tess. But when Edie makes the state team, it looks like netball will be taking centre stage.
Until…
1. Edie drops out of the team when she scores a lead role in Romeo and Juliet opposite her long-time crush, Freddy. But will the school play be all that Edie dreams it will be? And will Tess ever forgive her for dumping netball?
2. Edie begins to resent netball taking over her entire life. Can a cute distraction, in the shape of footballer hottie Finn, rekindle her passion for sport or will she quit netball for good?

Good Reads

Booktopia

My life. Queen of the court. Serena Williams – Daniel Paisner

One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. From growing up in the tough neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women’s player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans. Her accomplishments have not been won without struggle. She has been derailed by injury, criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis, and was devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister. Yet somehow Serena always manages to prevail, both on and off the court. She’s applied the same strength and determination that helped her to become a champion to her successful pursuits in philanthropy, fashion, television, and film. In this compelling and poignant memoir, Serena takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.

Amazon

The game plan (movie)

Specky Magee and the great footy contest – Felice Arena & Garry Lyon

Specky comes face to face with a tough, talented player by the name of Derek “Screamer” Johnson. He was responsible for having Specky sent off during a game last season. The two boys become bitter rivals, and when a popular TV show runs a nationwide football contest, Specky is relieved when everyone except Screamer decides to enter. But why is Screamer such a bully on the field? And why is he sucking up to Specky’s teammates?

A second chance (movie)

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