Football Academy Literacy Resources

Football Academy series
Football Academy series

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Teamwork is the prequel to my 100,000 selling Football Academy series, published by Puffin.

Before Jake, Yunis and the other United U12s play against the top teams in England, they are taken on a club trip to the Bernabeu to play the mighty Barcelona. But – with the team struggling to get on off the pitch – how will they get on on the pitch.

And who is the small footballer with the number 10 on his back who seems interested in watching Barcelona v United.

Free to Kindle Unlimited, RRP 99p  Read it now here

Football Readers PackFootball Readers Pack

Includes six posters with new ideas to encourage reluctant readers to read for pleasure, featuring real reading boys from across Britain, Ireland and Australia. Based on the Football Academy series.

Download here .

“WOW! It’s brilliant.  Our boys will love it” Librarian, QEGS

“I think pupils in the academy will definitely love it “ Librarian, Oldknow Academy


Football Academy Boys United Reading ComprehensionFootball Academy : Boys United – an extended reading comprehension

Devised for the Blue Bottles Reading Group, Glasgow Academy Dairsie by Mrs Ali MacLeod (P3) May 2015.  Thank you very much for sharing it with us here.


Daniel Simpson CertificatesCertificates

I have certificates I can sign for readers of all my Football Academy series which I can send for your school to present if you prefer.

Email me here for more information.



Find out more

The Football Academy books are about the boys in an under-twelve Premier League side.  Find out more about the Football Academy series here.  Or find out about each book in the series by clicking on these covers below:
Boys United cover Striking Out cover The Real Thing cover Reading the Game cover Captain Fantastic coverFree Kick cover

First chapters

Read first chapters from Football Academy by clicking on these covers below:

Boys United cover Striking Out cover The Real Thing cover Reading the Game cover  Free Kick coverCaptain Fantastic cover

Football Academy ages 7 plus – quizzes and films

  Striking Out cover The Real Thing cover Reading the Game cover Free Kick coverCaptain Fantastic cover

“The video comprehension is a brilliant idea especially with so few male reading role models in primary schools.” Julie Anderson, Castor CE Primary School   More here

ReadThe Scout ” 

How Ronan and Connor from the Football NationalLiteracyTrustlogoAcademy series came to join Premier League United here.

It is a free story written for the National Literacy Trust

Buy Books

Football Academy 1: Boys United  Amazon
Football Academy 2: Striking Out  Amazon
Football Academy 3: The Real Thing  Amazon
Football Academy 4: Reading the Game  Amazon
Football Academy 5: Free Kick  Amazon
Football Academy 6: Captain Fantastic Amazon

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