Children's Sports Book of the Year

SHORTLIST 2023

All to Play For

All to Play For

By Eve Ainsworth
Illustrator - Kirsti Beautyman

Lewis Cooper loves football more than anything else in the world, and he’s over the moon when his talent is spotted by a local coach. But there are two main obstacles in his way. His mum doesn’t want him to have anything to do with the game because his dad died after suffering a serious injury on the pitch. And even if Lewis can persuade his mum to let him give it a go, the next big problem is affording all the kit. His mum is already struggling to make ends meet, so there’s no way she’ll be able to afford the proper boots that he needs to play in the team. Can Lewis beat the odds to have a chance of following his dream?

Explore the rest of the Children's Sports Book of the Year Shortlist

The Funny Life of Football
Cricket Superstars
The Legend of Sparkhill
50 times football changed the world
Planet Football
You Can Do It Marcus Rashford
Strong and Tough