Defenders: Russia free story

Children's author Tom Palmer, author of popular football series including Foul Play and Football Academy, is writing a daily story during the 2018 World Cup. The story is designed to be read aloud at home, and follows events on and off the pitch as they happen.

Defenders: Russia follows friends Seth and Nadiya, also known as The Defenders. Together, they solve problems. Ghostly problems. With Seth’s ability to see people from the past and Nadiya’s passion for history, they are the perfect team to take on anything. And that anything is about to kick off in Russia at the World Cup finals.

Each chapter is published before 7am on weekday mornings during the World Cup.

Read the story now.



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