"Energetic, inclusive, and emotionally engaging, this action-packed story is a top of the league triumph for footie fans"
Centred on the character-driven adventures of All Cultures United football club, Venessa Taylor‘s Baller Boys vs. The Bulldozers is a highly readable footie-focussed romp with real-life resonance. In this case, an overarching theme of learning to embrace change.
The series centres on best mates Shay and Frankie. While they’re thrilled to be back for another season with AC United, unsettling change is afoot. First-up, Shay is worried he’ll lose his place to a new member of the team, the hugely talented Ashleigh: “And just like that AC, an all-boys team, now had a girl. And not just any girl because Ashleigh was a very talented footballer”. At the same time, Frankie fears his family’s plans to move house will mean he’ll have to leave the team, and it looks like AC United’s ground is at risk of being sold.
With exhilarating in-play accounts of football matches (the energy, the action, the thrill of chances taken, and the blow of missed opportunities), and relatable team dynamics, Baller Boys vs. The Bulldozers also takes in family life and community life, alongside emotional and environmental issues.