Sunday, September 26, 2004

Fly The Flag

Got up at 8 - unheard of for Reidski on a Sunday morning, by the way! Met up with the squad. Drove the boy and some team-mates to the venue of what was going to the be their first victory of the season. Was handed a flag and told to be a linesman - sorry, that should be assistant referee. Watched the boy's team get humped 3-1. Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. and can't wait til next week.

The point about kids' footie - or any other sport for that matter -is that those taking part should enjoy it. And there's no doubt that the boy and his mates do enjoy it. And so do the parents - or those who turn up do. There were only a couple of us there to cheer them on this morning. Talking to another player's parent in my local boozer this afternoon about this one, we came up with the conclusion that our lot are a typical inner-city team, with all the social baggage that comes with that. That's not a bad thing, just a fact.

The guy that runs the team is a local hero to me. He gives up so much time and energy to helping out a bunch of kids who he has no ties to and moulds them in to something they might never have been in the first place.

Anyway, Kris Boyd, he's good, isn't he?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting to here about last night (Tuesday night). I understand that the football was poor but that you had a quasi-religious experience at the gig - so where's the account, man????

11:44 am  

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