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The Resource The lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins

The lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins

Label
The lost boys : inside football's slave trade
Title
The lost boys
Title remainder
inside football's slave trade
Statement of responsibility
Ed Hawkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade - the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home - let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families - the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Hawkins, Ed
Dewey number
  • 796.3'34'083
  • 796.334083
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Soccer scouts
  • Children
  • Exploitation
  • Child trafficking victims
  • Sport
Label
The lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472914934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472914934
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472914934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472914934
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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