Billy the Brilliant: East Fremantle forward Tim Bristow releases children’s book

Tim Bristow with some of his East Fremantle teammates and children at the launch of his new book. Picture: Georga McMullen
Tim Bristow with some of his East Fremantle teammates and children at the launch of his new book. Picture: Georga McMullen

JUNIOR footballers and bookworms alike flocked to Palmyra Farmer’s Market last month to meet East Fremantle forward and newly published author of children’s book Billy the Brilliant, Tim Bristow.

To celebrate the launch of his book, Bristow was joined by teammates Jamie McNamara, Matthew Jupp, Mitchell Boyle, Jim Bristow, Andrew Steven and Brett Peake.

The footballers delighted local children by signing autographs, kicking a football and inspiring them to be the best they can be on and off the field.

“Billy is an adventurous young boy who wants to be a magician but finds out that sometimes when you lose something you love, it can also inspire you to achieve great things,” Bristow said.

He hoped his book would inspire children to follow their dreams.

“At the very least I hope the story puts a few smiles on a few faces and helps kids believe that everything and anything is possible,” he said.

The book is illustrated by Bristow’s partner Natalie Martin and features OpenDyslexic font to assist challenged readers.

Palmyra Farmers Market is open every Sunday between 8am and noon.

It directly funds the Palmyra Primary School kitchen garden program.