Billy Slater: Try Time
Patrick Loughlin, Billy Slater
1 May 2014
"A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys rugby league
team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy
Slater. Josh can play footy. He s fast and fleet-footed and a blur
down the sideline. But every time he steps onto the field a stampede of
elephant-sized butterflies invade his stomach and he fumbles the ball.
Having his footy-mad grandad screaming from the sidelines doesn't help.
To top it off, he blows an easy try and loses his team the opening game
of the season. Josh starts thinking about giving up football forever.
That is, until NRL legend and Josh's hero, Billy Slater, turns up at
training one day. Can Billy help Josh overcome his nerves and hang onto
the ball long enough to score?"