Born to Play
Born to Play
WITH THE BALL AT HIS FEET, JAMIE’S BRAIN WAS CLEAR AND FREE.
PROGRAMMED TO PLAY. SET TO SCORE.
The bullies at school and big problems at home are threatening to destroy Jamie’s dream of becoming a top Premier League footballer. Jamie knows that the time has come for him to show everyone his true talent and prove, once and for all, that he was ... Born to Play.
Football, Freedman, Jamie Johnson, CBBC, soccer, skills, birthday present, TV series, prequel, reluctant reader, Messi, Ronaldo, Bale, Hugo Bogson,
Dan Freedman grew up wanting to be a professional footballer. That didn’t happen. But he went on to become a top football journalist, personally interviewing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He uses his passion and knowledge of football to write the hugely popular series of Jamie Johnson football novels, which have now been adapted for TV by the BBC. When he is not writing, Dan delivers inspirational talks for schools and clubs around the country. And he still plays football whenever he can.
Dan has worked as Editor in Chief for the FA as well as being founding Editor of TheFA.com. During his career he has gone to two World Cups as part of the official England Team group. As an author he has visited over 2000 schools and talked to 500,000 kids about Jamie Johnson. He has since become a literacy consultant for The Premier League as well as taking on the role of Ambassador for The Youth Sports Trust.