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Anna Black

This girl can play


Texi Smith's fourth 'unashamed football novel' takes a detour from Jarrod Black and introduces us to Jarrod's younger sister, Anna.


A product of suburban Sydney's large grassroots clubs, Anna blossoms into being a local star turning out for Australia's biggest W-League clubs, and a regular starter with the Matildas. 


Anna Black—This Girl Can Play charts Anna's football journey culminating in the Matildas reaching the final of the 2023 World Cup on home soil and a move to the USA, as well as her life journey as she discovers that falling head-over-heels - something she thought was not for her - can and does happen. 

ISBN: 978-1-925914-21-4

ISBN: 978-1-925914-22-1 (ePub)

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Texi Smith

About the Author

Anna Black—This girl can play is Texi's fourth Unashamed Football Novel. The other three in this series are also available from the Popcorn Press imprint via Fair Play Publishing (or elsewhere). 

  • Introducing Jarrod Black

  • Jarrod Black Hospital Pass

  • Jarrod Black Guilty Party.

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'Anna Black - This girl can play' is a work of fiction, written by author Texi Smith. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. While the content of this website is suitable for most audiences, the book is recommended for mature readers (age 15+).

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