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Football: all the glory of the game

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

Available braille grades:

This football fact book is written by Clive Gifford, Blue Peter Book Awards winner. It combines topics such as practical playing skills, famous footballers, iconic moments and the history of the game, stadiums and competitions, fans and memorabilia. Audio descriptions include music and atmospheric sound effects. This fact book may support project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure.

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The ball will move away slowly, as if the player has just nudged it, or with pace if he has snapped his leg backwards with force. For shorter and gentler passes some players place the sole of their boot on top of the ball and push gently to roll it backwards. Backheeling a ball can change the game direction and fool opponents. It can be used for a short pass to a teammate behind you or, sometimes, to score goals. Players usually keep the ball just ahead of them using small nudges or taps with their feet to keep it moving but under their control. The tactile picture is of top Portuguese winger, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played for Manchester United. He is one of the world's best at dribbling past an opponent. Sometimes, Ronaldo uses his raw pace to simply fly past, but on many occasions he needs to use skill and quick thinking to get himself and the ball past a defender. These mostly involve sudden changes of speed and direction.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An Activity Pack, with contents list, suggestions for fun things to do and more.
  • A picture scrapbook.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Football Now and Then
Pitch and Formations
The Referee
Goal! Part 1: Scorers, stats and legends
Goal! Part 2: Great Saves and other Goalkeepers stories!
Set Pieces and Free Kicks
Fancy Footwork
Wembley and other Stunning Stadia
Famous Competitions

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