Hi there, my name is Matt Oldfield and I'm the author of Unbelievable Football (winner of the 2020 Children's Sports Book of the Year award) and the Johnny Ball: Football Genius series. I'm also one half of the brothers behind the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes books series for children aged 7-12. Our fun, action-packed biographies tell the exciting life stories of the world's greatest footballers, from Maradona through to Messi, from Beckham through to Kane.
When I'm not writing, I work with schools, charities and organisations (The National Literacy Trust, The National Football Museum, Beanstalk, Football Beyond Borders) to deliver literacy workshops aimed at football fans and reluctant readers. My workshops aim to combine key aspects of writing (dialogue, character, emotion, setting) with key aspects of football and life (teamwork, bouncing back, achieving dreams). I'm based in Bristol but I'm very happy to travel far and wide in the name of literacy!
You can follow me on Twitter (@footieheroesbks), or email me at email@example.com. All questions and enquiries welcome!
And don't forget to check out our website - heroesfootball.com
Fabulous, the students were very engaged during the workshop, Matt has a great ability to get the best out of the students and gauge their ability. The students and staff thorough enjoyed the day. We have discussed another booking for the next academic year.