For my piece on heroes, I’ve chosen sporting heroes. And even though they may not be “heroes” in the true sense of the word, they can become someone that people look up to, someone that people call their hero. Someone that people aspire to. Sport, and the people who play it, have the ability to bring a nation together, to make us all feel good about something – take the London 2012 Olympics. How many sporting heroes did that create? How much did it pull everyone together in a common goal as we willed our athletes to do their best, to give everything they could. How much of an inspiration was that?
And then there was Andy Murray – another sporting hero, becoming the first British Wimbledon Men’s single’s champion in decades! He gave it his all in that final, and he succeeded. How many people did he inspire to pick up a tennis racket and have a go? A sporting hero can actually make us believe that we could do that too. That we can reach our own goals with a bit of guts and determination.
Anyway, moving on… whether sport’s your thing or not, you really don’t have to like that sport to enjoy the scenery. You don’t have to enjoy your sporting hero’s, well, sport to have your attention well and truly grabbed. If you don’t know your throw ins from your free kicks it doesn’t matter – there are always men in shorts to keep you more than occupied…
This summer, it’s time to play dirty…
Footballer’s Wives meets Jackie Collins in this sizzling scorcher of a summer read!
Available at all major online retailers from 5th June, following the link below:
And the second in the series, Extra Time, is due out 10th July. Thank you, Michelle, have a fabulous summer and good luck with your books.