We reached out to all 92 league football clubs asking for their support, and the response has been fantastic. We’ve had lots of firsts. Yeovil were the first club to publicly promote the campaign, Arsenal were the first Premier League winners to support the campaign, Coventry were the first FA Cup winners to give us
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Child literacy and mental health are two important issues for Coventry City, that’s why the club is proud to show it’s support for the Striker Boy campaign in aid of Mind.
Jonny Zucker was a huge Arsenal fan and had season tickets with his sons. In fact, not many people know this (until now!) but the fictional team in Striker Boy, Hatton Rangers, were originally going to be based in Kentish Town. However, eventually Jonny decided that it wouldn’t be believable to have another premier league
Jonny Zucker was a huge fan of football and as well as being an author he was also an FA qualified coach. Ever since he was a teenager he’d always wanted to write a football themed thriller, and Striker Boy was that book! That’s why we decided to reach out to all 92
We were very grateful for the opportunity to visit BBC Radio London and talk about the Striker Boy campaign. Presenter Petrie Hosken has herself lost a close friend to suicide, and it was a poignant and thought provoking discussion. The audio should play automatically, but if it doesn’t then click here to listen. You can
Striker Boy ambassador Jonny Gould is himself a radio presenter. In fact he was live on air for talkRADIO when he received the news about the death of his cousin-in-law Jonny Zucker. As such, it was obviously a very emotional experience to return to the station where it all began and talk to Paul Ross
Outside of family, the two things Jonny Gould is most passionate about are the Striker Boy campaign and Aston Villa. So imagine how amazing it must have felt when he found out he’d be talking about BOTH live on TalkSport. As if that wasn’t special enough, the show is hosted by two old
This appearance was particularly significant for us because DJ Sarah Love, host of the Fubar Radio Hip-Hop show, knew Jonny Zucker personally. In fact, Sarah was the inspiration for another of Jonny’s Books – One Girl, Two Decks, Three Degrees of Love. True to her name Sarah really showed us the love.
On October 5th Striker Boy (in aid of Mind) officially went on sale. That evening Striker Boy ambassador Jonny Gould appeared on the News at 5 with Huw Edwards. Huw and the BBC team were incredibly kind, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to share our message on national television. We are raising money to ensure