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Author Visit: Jean Duffy
Soccer Grannies

Soccer Grannies

Wednesday, June 21, 7pm

Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury


Join Jean Duffy, author of Soccer Grannies, and Beka Ntsanwisi, founder of the South African Soccer Grannies team, for a special multimedia author event. 


Soccer Grannies: The South African Women Who Inspire the World  tells the story of a team of 40- to 80-year-old women in rural South Africa who defy social convention to play soccer for the companionship and health benefits it provides. Their strength and resiliency help them face life’s challenges with dignity, humor, and hope. They teach the rest of us that age, gender, and expectations cannot define an athlete. 


Jean, a soccer player herself, will recount how their shared love of soccer brought the two teams together on both sides of the Atlantic. Beka will share why she formed the team, the struggles she faces, and her dreams for the future. The event also includes a screening of a short documentary about the Soccer Grannies team. Books will be available for purchase. The author is donating book proceeds to the Beka Ntsanwisi Foundation. 


This is an in-person event at the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. 

Recommended for ages 12+; the documentary film includes mention of domestic violence.

Brought to you by the Goodnow Library Foundation

Sponsored by Kenneth Vona and Son Construction

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