Return to football coaching
Nov06

Return to football coaching

My husband started football coaching when my son was playing for under-7s. He took over the team completely in the under-8s season and coached the team right through to under-12s. Coaching a football team isn’t easy, especially when you’re managing the team too. As well as the actual training of the kids, you have to deal with the local FA league, the referee, the parents and the opposition managers. You have to deal with...

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Most improved player
Aug02

Most improved player

My son recently had his end of season football celebration. Every year, in common with many kids’ football clubs, the team awards three trophies – coach’s player of the year, players’ player of the year and most improved player. I really hoped my son might get a trophy this year – his second season playing for the club. Coach’s player was a possibility, especially as he’d been man of the match...

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Another disappointing end to the football season
May03

Another disappointing end to the football season

My son has had a brilliant football season. He has been playing for a new team since his old team was forced to fold this time last year. His new team are a bit better than his old team and it’s been a pleasure to see them winning so many games. It’s also been a pleasure to see my son scoring lots of goals. He’s always been a good goalscorer, but with a better team behind him, he has scored so many more this season....

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The new football team
Nov17

The new football team

At the start of this season, my younger son started playing for a different football team. He’d played for his old team since he was 7 and my husband had been the manager/ coach. But for various reasons (mainly lack of player commitment), the team had folded at the end of last season. It was time to find a new football team. Needless to say, he already knew his new team from having played against them many times over the years....

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Project 366 Weeks 17 & 18
May07

Project 366 Weeks 17 & 18

At last, the weather has warmed up and my photos feel a bit more cheerful! Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 115 – Sunday 24th April – the end of an era! The last day of the football season and the last day of existence for the team my son has played for, and my husband has coached, for over five years. My daughter took rather a lot of photos of him doing throw-ins, which he’s very good at. Day 116...

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