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  • Kathy Helidoniotis

Nice Girls Don't Play Footy is out now!

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

"Nice Girls" is out at last and I am SOOOO excited! My amazingly awesome husband Seb and I were talking footy (so what else is new!) on the long drive down to Melbourne one day and had an idea - a book about a girl who was as footy obsessed as I was! Devi Sharma was born (in our car!) that day and rapidly became a GIANT part of our lives! As passionate GWS Giants supporters we knew that there was no question which team she would support! We also knew she would be a vegan! Devi is everything I hoped she would become (a WAY better footballer than me, that's for sure!). A huge part of me wishes I were her!

Seb was an incredible support while I was researching and writing the book and guided me every step of the footy scene way. THANK YOU SEB! He actually makes an appearance in chapter (the man in the cheer squad with the lightning bolt on his face!).

I'd love to know what you think of a book I'm very proud of so get in touch!

Devi is on her way to become Bollywood’s first ever Australian half-Indian, sort of Kiwi, quarter Scottish, Vaisnavi vegan superstar. More than anything she wants to win the upcoming BollyOz competition for her mum. But when she starts AFL lessons at school and discovers she has a natural talent, she feels something she hasn’t felt in a long time – a fire in her belly! But there is a problem: her grandmother thinks that ‘nice girls don’t play footy’ and her mum doesn’t want anything to get in the way of her winning BollyOz. Her mum’s studio is dependent on it. With the help of her best friend Josie, Devi comes up with a plan so she can play footy, and follow her dreams. Along the way she learns a valuable lesson about telling the truth and about how family can surprise you … in good ways.

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