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Sarah’s Winning Story The Dancing Footballer Comes to Life at Carrick Primary

by Aiken PR

28/09/2021

Sarah Dickson pictured with NI Women's captain Marissa Callaghan

Sarah Dickson, winner of the Electric Ireland Shooting for the Stars children’s writing competition, holds a printed copy of The Dancing Footballer.

Her story, about a girl who danced her way to footballing success, was brought to life by professional illustrator Fruzsina Czech and published in association with Blackstaff Press. The book was unveiled during a storytelling session at Carrick Primary School in Lurgan hosted by Northern Ireland Women’s captain Marissa Callaghan and players Toni–Leigh Finnegan and Abbie Magee.

“It is so exciting to hold the book in my hands!” said Sarah. “My story was read by Marissa and the heroes who inspired it, I can’t believe it.”

A copy of The Dancing Footballer, which deals with themes of inclusivity and equality, will be made available to all primary schools in Northern Ireland via the Education Library Service (EA).

Pictured from L–R are Northern Ireland Women’s Captain Marissa Callaghan and Sarah Dickson, winner of the Electric Ireland Shooting for the Stars children’s writing competition.