“I would have loved this when I was a kid – a whole series about one team! Basically, it’s about a Ukrainian girl, Nika, who’s moved to the UK and is playing for an under 11s team. Joining the team is part of the way that she adjusts to living in a new country, but she still feels different, and she’s very aware of that. When her team are invited to go and play in a celebration of the World Cup, this sense of difference is brought home hugely. Her team are allotted Ukraine and many of them are really disappointed. They wanted to be England. Nika is very upset by their reaction……It’s very subtly done and beautifully written.” Read more...
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