The book young people need right now, by a champion they love

Marcus Rashford's inspirational guide for young people aged 10+ is available to preorder now.

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Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on-and-off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide-for-life.

‘Believe in YOU and success will happen. Trust me. Live the dream.’
Marcus Rashford

Hear all about it from Marcus himself in this exclusive video.

No matter who you are and no matter where you come from, every single person in the world has the potential to be a champion. In You Are A Champion, the nation’s favourite footballer gives you the tools you need to reach your full potential, showing you how to be the very BEST version of yourself you can be.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and black-and-white illustrations, and includes top tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet.

It shows kids how to: 

  • Be comfortable with who you are – you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!
  • Dream Big
  • Practise like a champion – good things take hard work and time
  • Get out of your comfort zone and learn from your mistakes
  • Navigate adversity in a positive way
  • Find your team
  • Use your voice and stand up for others
  • Never stop learning

As Marcus says:  

‘It’s hard to know what is possible until you start. You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams. Good things take time. I’ve achieved a lot, but it didn’t come in one go. Big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic . . .’

You Are A Champion

by Marcus Rashford

Book cover for 9781529068177

'There is no finish line when it comes to your dreams.'

You Are A Champion will empower young people aged 10+ to develop positive thinking, build mental resilience, learn how to navigate adversity and, ultimately, to achieve their full potential.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are A Champion is the empowering and life changing first children’s book from Marcus Rashford MBE. It is full of practical advice and engaging illustrations and infographics, including input from performance psychologist Katie Warriner.

You can also purchase You Are A Champion from Hive, here.