The Striker Boy Writing Competition

Using the power of football to engage reluctant readers
The cover of Striker Boy in aid of Mind
Mind logo for Striker Boy in aid of Mind
Donation amount for Striker Boy in aid of Mind

This special not-for-profit edition of Jonny Zucker’s footballing masterpiece ‘Striker Boy’ has been published in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. To celebrate the launch, we’re running a national writing competition open to KS2/3 children of all ability levels.

It’s easy to take part and there will be a lot of jaws hitting floors when the children hear what they can win.

If there are children in your class who like football, this competition is the ideal way to ignite their passion and show them just how exciting books can be!

Competition Pack

All the details on how to enter

July 8th 2018

Pick up a copy

From £3 per copy + FREE P&P

(Or enter for free here)


Amazing prizes for the child and the school

Football Shirt

A World Cup shirt of their choice.

Winner's Hamper

A hamper FULL of official football merchandise.

School Book Token

£100 to stock the school library with brilliant books!

Win all of these prizes!

There are 5 runner-up prizes of a £20 book token and a football.

Take part for free

We don’t think money should ever stand in the way of a child who wants to read!

That’s why we’ve made a free PDF copy of the book available which can be read on a computer or tablet.

Download the free PDF here.

If you have any questions about the competition please contact

Find out more about Striker Boy in schools here.