Matt Oldfield writes the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes series (John Blake Publishing) with his brother Tom. These fun, action-packed biographies are perfect for football-mad kids aged 7-12. The books tell the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world, including Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar, and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Matt also works with schools and organisations such as The National Literacy Trust and The National Football Museum to deliver football-based literacy workshops.

Read about Football Heroes here

Matt volunteers as a Beanstalk reading helper in North London.

Literacy could not be more important to a child's future. Beanstalk is a fantastic charity, helping kids to build confidence and understanding, as well as a lifelong passion for reading. When I heard about Beanstalk, I couldn't wait to get involved!