The football team: The end of the line
May05

The football team: The end of the line

My son’s football team is no more. It’s been on the cards for some time now, but it’s still sad that it’s all over. My son joined the team when he was just 7. Very quickly, my husband began to help out with the coaching. As the team moved into under 8s, my husband took over as coach and manager. And he’s remained in that position ever since. The team started playing league football at under 9s, so my...

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Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum
Apr26

Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum

So another football season has limped to a close, in a blaze of mediocrity with a fair bit of misery thrown in. As the coach’s wife and striker’s mum, I think I feel it more than most other parents. It’s not just my own misery I have to deal with, it’s my husband’s and my son’s. Because they work flipping hard at football. They deserve more than mid-table mediocrity. Every season starts the same...

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Top scorer
Sep28

Top scorer

At the time of writing, after two games of the under 12s season, my son is the top scorer in the league. And I couldn’t be prouder. Last season, he scored 20, making him the equal top scorer in his team. After two games of this season, he’s already scored seven goals. On the first game of the season, my son scored the first two goals. His team were 3-0 up at half-time. My husband, the coach even took him off for a while to...

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