Fox Swift and his ragtag team of Diggers are ready for another adventure-filled year of fun, footy and friendship.
This year Fox and his family holiday in the Tiwi Islands, Miles Winter claims to have changed his evil ways and Fox’s younger brother Chase is made captain of the Davinal Under 11’s!
All the favourite characters from the first two seasons return and the Diggers have a new recruit- a speedy half back flanker Muslim boy called Aslam Khan.
Once again the book is filled with Jo Gill’s hilarious drawings, Cyril’s footy drills and tips, and a quirky footy dictionary.
Fox’s adventures this time see him visiting the Tiwi Islands, his local rep team beating the state metro football side, winning the local grand final by 20 goals (and kicking 6 goals) and finding the legendary golden boot gold nugget to save his friend Mo’s farm.
They also uncover the underhanded Miles Winter’s plot to reduce the value of local farms and then buy them up from their struggling owners.
Enough adventure for a great new story, but throw in mateship, teamwork, assistance with footy drills and expert advice from the wonderful Cyril Rioli, and we have a book that will impress most young sports lovers.
Full of quirky illustrations and many hilarious situations, this will best suit readers 9-14.
Reviewed by Rob