A story bursting with fun, footy, family, friends and Nonna's meatballs from NRL superstar and Dally M Medal winner, James Tedesco. For every kid who dreams big! Twelve-year-old Teddy is a footy star in the making. He plays rugby league at home on the farm. He plays for the Menangle Meerkats with his friends from school. But when a storm turns his team's playing fields into a mud-pit, Teddy is faced with the worst decision of his life: if he wants to keep playing, he will need to switch teams from the Meerkats to their arch rivals - the Camden Rams. But can a Meerkat really be a Ram? Based on James's own footy-playing childhood, Hat-Trick Teddy encourages kids to follow their dreams regardless of the obstacles in their way. Perfect for fans of David Warner's The Kaboom Kid!, Tim Cahill's Tiny Timmy, Anh Do's Weirdo series and the Treehouse series.
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 30 Mar 2021
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13(L) x 2.2(W)
Weight (gm): 179
James Tedesco (born 8 January 1993), nicknamed Teddy, is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL. He is a Dally M winner; a NSW State of Origin back-to-back winner; and a back-to-back NRL grand-final winner. He has played for Italy and Australia at international level. James was born in the northern Sydney suburb of Ryde, New South Wales. He was raised on a 100-hectare property in Menangle in Sydney's south west, complete with its own football field with goal posts. He began playing rugby league when he was six and always dreamt of playing NRL. James completed his degree in Exercise Health and Science at the Strathfield campus of the Australian Catholic University in 2016.