Eleven of Britain’s best football writers have teamed up to create a special book that raises money for the national social care charity Community Integrated Care.
The Away Leg: XI Football Stories is an incredible collection of matchday anecdotes from leading journalists, recalling their most memorable football away days. At a time when fans are longing to return stadiums to watch the sport that they love, it is a must read for fans of the greatest game.
All profits from sales will be donated to Community Integrated Care – one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social care charities. It supports almost 4000 people across England and Scotland who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns, dementia, and complex care needs.
Proceeds from the book will be used to create new opportunities for people who access the charity’s services to achieve their dreams and grow in independence, as well as to support people entering social care in crisis. It is on sale now from Amazon.co.uk and all good book retailers.
The publication has been developed by acclaimed authors Steve Menary and James Montague, with Pitch Publishing.
Its eleven chapters take readers to the heart of the action with remarkable tales from across the globe. From derbies in Brazil, Georgia, and Israel to the momentous rise of the Iceland men’s national team, readers are taken on a compelling international journey. With tales of an international match in North Korea only days after a nuclear warhead explosion and the most political game in World Cup history – Iran vs USA at France ’98, it is packed with drama from both on and off the pitch.
John Hughes, Director of Partnerships and Communities at Community Integrated Care says, “We were honoured when Steve and James offered to support Community Integrated Care by creating this book. They wanted to show their support for social care and to recognise the hard work of our colleagues throughout the pandemic. Fundraising support like this is vital to our charity being able to create life-changing opportunities for the people we support.
To see a team of such talented writers, give their time our charity is humbling. We hope that readers not only enjoy reading their fantastic tales, but also take great pride in knowing that they have helped to change lives with their purchase.”