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All to Play For

Eve Ainsworth, Kirsti Beautyman

All to Play For


  • Sporty Stories - games, goals and gold medals
  • Friends & Family - tears and laughter, and happy ever after

Average rating

4 out 5

24 reviews

Acclaimed author Eve Ainsworth tackles the increasing expense of football for working-class kids in this touching story of family, community and beating the odds. Lewis loves football more than anything else in the world, so he’s thrilled when his talent is spotted by a local coach. But there are some big obstacles in his way. His mum doesn’t want him to have anything to do with the game because of what happened to his dad on the pitch. And even if Lewis can persuade her to let him give it a go, there’s no way they can afford the kit. Can Lewis beat the odds to have a chance of following his dream?



fun and games

Anonymous 13.12.2023


I really enjoyed this book it's about football and got a happy ending

Captain Pudsey Owl 08.12.2023



Anonymous 07.10.2023


I love stories with happy endings.

Countess Amazonia Quarantine 10.09.2023


well i really just like it

Professor Bijou Ketchup 30.08.2023


Lewis has a unbreakable habit of playing his desired and at most loved game of football. Luckily his local coach is startled by his unique talent of the game.However there is some serious obstacles.His mum is not happy of this and blames it from chaos in the family. Will he ever play it?

Anonymous 26.08.2023



Inspector Binky Jellybaby 22.08.2023


Nice book

Marshal Viktor Gormenghast 19.08.2023


Lewis Cooper loves football more than anything else in the world, so he's thrilled when his talent is spotted by a local coach. The person I liked best was Lewis and Ash. Ash was so nice to Lewis to let him participate in some sessions.m when he saw his skills. Lewis was pretty confident and smart not to have given up his dreams. Also, though his mom was firm and not willing to allow Lewis to play football but was very happy to see him accomplish his dreams eventually.

Anonymous 15.08.2023


I love all the wonders and mysteries about this book I like how the cover says( all to play for)

Queen Beryl Piccalilli 05.08.2023

Star Reviewer

Star Reviewer


My favourite character was ash because he let Lewis play football at his academy. I would recommend the book to my football playing friends.

Baron Hercules Frankfurter 31.07.2023



Corporal Portobello Flattery 31.07.2023


It was amazing

Anonymous 19.07.2023


Very good book everyone should read this

Anonymous 10.07.2023


This is my type of book. That was amazing

Sir Arthur Spinner 09.07.2023


It was good, really taught good lessons and it’s actually very realistic and relatable!

General Beany Sunshine 08.07.2023



Anonymous 04.07.2023


I love this... I would recommend it to footy lovers but even if you don’t love football like me you might still enjoy it because it is as if he is braking through a wall his mum made to get to this football academy.

Dame Esmerelda Rollerskate 02.10.2022


The book was very good it was interesting for me to read and I liked it was about football because I like to play favourite character was Ash because he was nice to invite Lewis to his football camp and he was a great coach too.

Professor Mandrake Mystery 22.08.2022


A really inspiring read!

Coach Fifi Wellington 10.08.2022

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