Football Heroes competition

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Our Football Heroes competition in partnership with Bonnier Books UK challenges pupils to create their own hero profile.

Based on the popular Football Heroes book, the competition encourages children to think about who they look up to - they can be male, female and from any background at all. Some children might be into a particular player from their favourite football team while others will have heroes from elsewhere in the world of sport, or in fashion and entertainment. They might choose an individual from their own families and local communities. All are welcome!

Profiles should include fun facts, general knowledge and reasons why they their chosen person is a hero to them.

Winners will receive the opportunity for eight people to attend a top football match in a VIP box at Wembley Stadium during the 2019/20 season!

What supporting materials are available?

Each school can download the following supporting materials:

  • Football Heroes activity guide - full of activities and suggestions to bring the competition to life
  • Competition templates where you can add facts, stats, and a space to pitch your player or hero
  • Additional supporting activity templates
  • Profiles taken from the Football Heroes books based on Fran Kirby and Harry Kane
  • A PowerPoint to introduce the Football Heroes competition.

What are the prizes?

One winning child will receive the full set of 38 Ultimate Football Heroes books for their school, and the chance to attend a top football match in a VIP box at Wembley Stadium with seven friends during the 2019/20 season.

Pupils in second and third place will receive a set of 23 Ultimate Football Heroes books, including Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.

Fourth and fifth place will receive a set of the fantastic new Women’s World Cup Ultimate Football Heroes books, including England’s Fran Kirby and USA captain and Women’s World Cup winner, Alex Morgan.

How to enter

This competition is open to and completely free for all UK schools. Entries are invited from pupils aged 7 to 11 (Key Stage 2).

To access resources and enter the competition, you need to be a member of the National Literacy Trust, whether that is through a paid membership or a free basic membership.

Sign up below to register for the competition and receive key competition updates. The first 15 schools to register will receive a voucher code to redeem for a free copy of a Football Heroes audiobook through Kobo.

You now have more time to enter the competition - the closing date has been extended to 8 November 2019.