From humble beginnings, to being considered the fastest female hurdler in the world, Sally Pearson’s honest pursuit of excellence and her refusal to allow any obstacle to stand in her way has lead her to become a world champion and hugely loved athlete.
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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.
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?
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules, taking on the Irish in a two-test competition in Ireland. Can the boys learn to play with a new set of rules and perfect their skills with the round ball before the Irish team wipes the field with them? And is someone trying to sabotage the Aussie team’s chances of winning? The pressure is on, and to make matters worse Specky has some serious decisions to make about his future before he returns home . . .
This trip to Ireland is no holiday and Specky will have to dig deep to face the biggest challenge of his life!
Specky can’t wait to get to the country and play grass-roots football for the first time…against adults. But more is at stake than the outcome of just one game.