Anna Black: This Girl Can Play

Anna Black: This Girl Can Play

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Texi Smith's fourth 'unashamed football novel' takes a detour from Jarrod Black and introduces us to Jarrod's younger sister, Anna.

A product of suburban Sydney's large grassroots clubs, Anna blossoms into being a local star turning out for Australia's biggest W-League clubs, and a regular starter with the Matildas.

'Anna Black - this girl can play' charts Anna's football journey culminating in the Matildas reaching the final of the 2023 World Cup on home soil and a move to the USA, as well as her life journey as she discovers that falling head-over-heels - something she thought was not for her - can and does happen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 229 x 152mm
  • Australia
  • English
  • 1925914216
  • 9781925914214
  • 1,170,075

About Texi Smith

Texi Smith grew up in a rural market town in the North East of England, but a move to France after graduation opened his eyes and broadened his horizons. It was from there that circumstances took Texi to Australia, where those "two months to see if I like it", just prior to the Olympic Games in 2000 became the catalyst for permanent residency.

No slouch on the football field, and a veteran of nine Sydney marathons, he now gets as much out of the game as a coach, manager and referee. Managing a busy IT consultancy, and having two wonderful kids with busy school lives does not lend itself to a life conducive to mediative hours and leisure. It does, however, give fuel for a good deal of observational writing in his spare time, which he has come to relish.
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