The Selwood Boys: Battle Royale

About the book

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This is the first book about the four Selwood boys growing up in and around Bendigo.

All four would go on to play AFL footy, a rare family feat. I tried to focus on the great family stories, the sibling rivalries, the pranks, the roughhousing, the schoolyard, the friends and the fun.

There are four books in the series.

These were so much fun to write. I just channelled my own childhood (and lifelong) love for footy, and then dreamed I had their ability!

Four future AFL stars under one roof!

Go back to where it all began with THE SELWOOD BOYS …

In the Selwood house, there’s madness and mayhem every day – and footy, of course!

Meet the Selwood boys … There’s the twins, Troy and Adam, pulling pranks and making mischief, then Joel with his sneaky, cheeky antics, and finally little Scott, who just does his best (or make that his worst!) to keep up.

Can Joel finally get off the sidelines and onto the footy field to play with his big brothers? It’ll be a battle royale that’s bound to involve the whole family!

Ages 7-12


‘the perfect suggestion for readers of Specky Magee … a fantastic tale for all young readers, aged seven and up, with a love for the game.’ Books+Publishing, Four stars

Collect all four:

Miracle Goal final

Joel is playing his first full season and loving being the local star. But when a new friend struggles to make it the team, can Joel be a footy legend and a good mate?

Ages 7-12


hit the road finalThe Selwoods are off on holiday! And Joel’s brothers are on a mission to find his sporting weakness. Will they discover his Kryptonite or is Joel the ultimate all-rounder?



Battle Royale final