Born to Play by Dan Freedman

The book that inspired the TV series!

Born to Play

If you like football, this book's for you

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About the

Book

With the ball at his feet, Jamie’s brain was clear and free. Free for football. Programmed to play. Set to score.

A specially written prequel to the series…

Jamie Johnson is having a tough time at school. The bullies won’t let him play football at break, his best mate is at another school and the weirdest kid in class won’t leave him alone.

Right now, he needs his football skills more than ever …

You'll read this and want to get out and play

Steven Gerrard

The

Series

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Dan Freedman

Author

Creator of the Jamie Johnson books that have been adapted for the hit BBC televsion show.

Speaker

Dan gives engaging talks to schools, academies, football clubs and corporations across the UK.

Ambassador

Partnerships include Premier League Primary Stars, Wicked Young Writer Awards and Youth Sport Trust.

Jamie Johnson

VIDEOS

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Wayne Rooney

The inspiration for JJ
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Jamie Johnson Intro

Dan introduces JJ
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Eniola Aluko

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