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Incredible footy action by Specky, a surprise trip and the introduction of some terrific new friends. 

Player Profile: Name: Simon 'SPECKY' Magee
Age: 13
Code: Australian Rules Football
Team: Booyong High Lions, Under 14's
Position played: Star forward. Known for his SPEC-tacular marking ability and for kicking plenty of goals.
What to expect this season: Specky comes face to face with a tough, talented player by the name of Derek 'Screamer' Johnson. He was responsible for having Specky sent off during a game last season. The two boys become bitter rivals and when a popular TV show runs a nationwide football contest, Specky is relieved when everyone except Screamer decides to enter. But why is Screamer such a bully on the field? And why is he sucking up to Specky's team-mates?
Guaranteed highlights: Incredible footy action by Specky, a surprise trip and the introduction of some terrific new friends.
Question on everyone's lips: A true champion in the making, but is Specky good enough to win the Great Footy Contest?
By the bestselling authors of Specky Magee.
Visit www.speckymagee.com.au for more

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143300618

    March 31, 2003

    Puffin

    208 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Specky Magee & the Great Footy Contest
    Felice Arena, Garry Lyon

    EBook

    9781742284958

    March 31, 2003

    Penguin eBooks

    156 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards
    2003
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Winner
    Young Reader
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards
    2005
    Shortlisted
    Focus List Years 6-7