Raised a Warrior

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Susie Petruccelli grew up in a sports-mad, male-dominated family in California, fighting to find her own identity and path.

And she did. She won a place on the soccer programme at Harvard University and felt on top of the world – talented, strong, loved and worthy. Less than a year later, however, it had all slipped away.

The Vikki Orvice prize-winning RAISED A WARRIOR is Susie’s honest, human and cathartic story of how she, as player and mother, rediscovered herself and the love of a game that almost broke her.

Alongside, she examines the growth of the women’s game and the issues still confronting the sport as it fights for the equalities it deserves.

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“Sports literature needs more stories of women who dare. More inspirational stories like Susie’s.” BILLIE JEAN KING

“Susie’s powerful and inspiring story is a worthy winner of the Vikki Orvice Prize and a true testament to what it means to be a woman in football.” JANE PURDON, CEO WOMEN IN FOOTBALL

“It is an honour to hear that I was a little girl’s first soccer hero. It is so important to see and support all players and fans of our beautiful game.” PELÉ

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