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            Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top
              

            Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top (Hardback)

            By Swannell, Rikki

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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 20

            From his upbringing with seven siblings in rural New Zealand, experiences in Ireland as a child, to his rise through the rugby ranks with Taranaki and the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett will give an insight into what has made him the player he's become, the setbacks he had along the... way and the choices he had to make. One big decision as an 18-year old changed the course of his career and, instead of being lost to New Zealand rugby entirely, set Beauden on the path towards becoming an All Black. Now widely seen as one of the best players in the game, he could have been an AFL star in Australia if it weren't for one phone call. He may have gone from high school to the All Blacks in the space of three years, but the path was far from smooth. Packed with tips and skills, along with drills for different ages and abilities to help young players progress their game, Beauden will also offer advice on how to become a better player off the field, how he learned to adapt to life as a professional sportsman at such a young age and who helped him along the way. Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top is an aspirational read for fans young and old. About the Author: Rikki Swannell has been a sports broadcaster for more than 15 years, and now works in a freelance capacity as a commentator and reporter. She can largely be heard on Sky Sport, where she is a regular commentator on netball, rugby and tennis, and on the World 7s series, working for World Rugby. She started her career as a journalist at Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB and has covered everything from snooker and darts, to cricket and rowing, Olympic and Commonwealth Games and various World Cups. Since going it alone in 2016, Rikki has diversified to become an accomplished event MC, long form print and online writer, media advisor and trainer.
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            ISBN 9781990003059
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999
               

            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999 (Paperback)

            By Sobanja, Dreydon; Designed by Dewhurst, Murray

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            New Zealand has a proud athletic history dating back to the 1800s. Never before has there been a book that includes so many New Zealand runners, and in such rich detail. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree tells the stories of over 100 running related athletes and coaches, focusing on ...the interconnections between the generations as well as the important relationships within those generations. This family tree has wellgrounded roots, a strong trunk and a vast amount of experience, knowledge and inspiration coursing through its branches. The book expertly tells the many interconnected stories of New Zealand's runners, from sprinters through to ultramarathoners, as well as hurdlers, steeplechasers, race walkers and Para athletes. Each chapter incapsulates athletes' achievements, inspirations, coaches and compatriots. The athletes' stories, some never been told before, are complemented by many fascinating photos. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree features more than 20 personal interviews with athletes, administrators and coaches, to ensure historical and statistical accuracy.
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            ISBN 9780473523671
            Published NZ 29 Aug 2020
            Publisher Inspired Kids Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Wildboy
              

            Wildboy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Yelavich, Brando

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            "The full story of Brando 'Wildboy' Yelavich's whirlwind tour of the coastline of New Zealand: 8000km entirely on foot"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143573159
            Published NZ 24 Jun 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One
             

            Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hill, Damon; Herbert, Johnny

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            • Pub Date
              9 Dec 20

            Stories from the pit lane from Formula One's leading comic double act

            ISBN 9781529040005
            Released NZ 9 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
             

            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Malcolm

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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion
             

            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Paperback, Main)

            By McDougall, Christopher

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            When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that ...donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for. With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.
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            ISBN 9781781258279
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him
             

            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Simon

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            In horse racing greatness is defined by speed. Being the second fastest counts for little. You have to win. And win. And keep winning until every challenger of your generation is put to the sword. Of the twelve horses lined up on Newmarket Heath that 2011 day, one would do just t...hat. And more. To become the greatest racehorse that has ever lived.
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            ISBN 9780008307042
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            This is esports (and How to Spell it) - LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD 2020: An Insider's Guide to the World of Pro Gaming
             

            This is esports (and How to Spell it) - LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD 2020: An Insider's Guide to the World of Pro Gaming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chaloner, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Pro gaming's award-winning broadcaster Paul Redeye Chaloner brings us the definitive book on esports, the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon in the world today.

            ISBN 9781472977762
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica
             

            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica (Paperback)

            By Blair, Lisa

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Facing Fear is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair who sailed into the history books on 25 July 2017 by becoming the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation, when Lisa was more than 1000 nautical miles from land, the mast of Clima...te Action Now came crashing down in a ferocious storm. In freezing conditions, Lisa battled massive waves and gale-force winds, fighting through the night to save her life and her boat. Following her ordeal, Lisa relied on her unbreakable spirit to beat the odds and complete her world record. With unwavering focus and determination, she sailed home, completing her journey after 183 days. This is the story of her remarkable voyage.
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            ISBN 9781922388063
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Tyson Fury: The Comeback King
             

            Tyson Fury: The Comeback King (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Created by House, St James's

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            The complete book all about the ups and down of Tyson Fury once considered the bad boy of British Boxing, his rise to World Champion and his struggles with depression and drug abuse, left Tyson rock bottom. The Comeback King fought it all and gave it all in the controversial draw... against Deontay Wilder, The Comeback King is now back!!
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            ISBN 9781906670801
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher St James's House
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