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The Resource Lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins

Lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins

Label
Lost boys : inside football's slave trade
Title
Lost boys
Title remainder
inside football's slave trade
Statement of responsibility
Ed Hawkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade - the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home - let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families - the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival. The Lost Boys exposes for the first time the anatomy of football's human-trafficking scandal, the extent of the abuse, and how it ruins lives and threatens the credibility of the sport. With unique access to a charity trying to rescue and repatriate the children and a special investigative unit set up to stem the problem, Ed Hawkins gets under the fingernails of one of the most serious and heart-rending issues in sport today
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawkins, Ed
Dewey number
796.334083
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV943
LC item number
.H33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Soccer scouts
  • Children
  • Exploitation
  • Child trafficking victims
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Child trafficking victims
  • Children
  • Exploitation
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Soccer scouts
Label
Lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929031056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9781472914941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o929031056
  • (OCoLC)929031056
Label
Lost boys : inside football's slave trade, Ed Hawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929031056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9781472914941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o929031056
  • (OCoLC)929031056

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