Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic by Anita Heiss, Michael O’Loughlin, Adam Goodes | Black Inc.

Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

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About the author

Anita Heiss

Dr Anita Heiss AM is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation …

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Michael O’Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin was drafted to the Sydney Swans in 1994 and played the first of his 303 senior AFL games for the club the following year. He played in three AFL grand finals, was the club’s best and fairest player in 1998, and was twice All-Australian …

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Adam Goodes

An Andyamathanha and Norungga man born in Wallaroo, Adam Goodes made his senior AFL debut in 1999, and won the AFL Rising Star Award that year. Adam has achieved everything to which an AFL footballer can aspire. He is the games record holder with the …

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Teachers' Resources


Friendship; Family; Childhood; Leadership; Goal-setting

Reading age

9-11 years


Anita Heiss talks to Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin about what their childhoods were like, what they wanted to be when they grew up, and how they came to be football players. For more information, including articles and resources, visit Anita Heiss' website.


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