Cup Countdown! Sam Kerr:
Kicking Goals #5

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Australian Matildas and World Cup superstar Sam Kerr teams up with Aki Fukuoka to bring young readers this fun and inspiring illustrated series about soccer, school, sport, friendship, dealing with bullies and following your dreams.


Matildas and World Cup superstar Sam Kerr's incredible story!

The 2006 World Cup is around the corner and thirteen-year-old Sam Kerr is pumped! Even though the games are being played on the other side of the world, Sam and her best friend, Dylan, are planning to get up early to watch the games live on TV. They couldn't be more excited!

But there's more for Sam to get excited about when she's invited to trial for a rep soccer team. The coach of the team has seen Sam play and is blown away by how good she is. Sam gets into the team so now she has to juggle training with the Knights AND with her new rep team. When her mum and dad organise a family holiday interstate it looks like Sam might have to miss out because of her new timetable.

She starts to question if she is ready for the big time. Will watching the World Cup convince her that she wants to play in the rep team, or will the juggle of school, training and games all become too much for a young girl who has just started high school?