Sunday, 6 March 2016

The Beautiful Game

We're just gearing up for the start of the 2016 Australian Winter football season.

Move over cricket, here come the soccer players!

After what seems to have been the shortest pre-season ever, 
 it didn't help being away for all the warm -up matches,
 yesterday was Round One of the Victorian Women's National Premier League.
So it's football boots on and off we go!

Ha! Well, that's, of course, the right royal "we", I'm just the crazy soccer Mum.
This season looks to be calmer than last year when our family were either 
playing, coaching or assisting with seven matches over the course of a weekend.
No wonder I'm crazy, just keeping everyone fuelled for optimum performance
was a challenge and my workout!

The photo I'm sharing this weekend is from Myanmar
when we stumbled upon a village soccer tournament.
What do you see?

Village football Yangon, Myanmar
I love seeing the Beautiful Game being played around the world.
They might have no soccer boots, shin guards or socks but just look at the uniforms.
It might be a dust bowl of a pitch,
where no-one blinks an eyelid if a stray dog runs onto the pitch,
but just look at those smiles.

One of the teams I have worked with for the past four seasons is a team of people seeking asylum.
What they tell us is that when they play soccer,
they are not Asylum Seekers, they are football players.

There is a soccer quote that I love which says:
'Every time I step onto the pitch, all my troubles go away.
The only thing that matters on the pitch is the beautiful game.' (Anon)

And that, dear Bloggers, is why I am very happy to be a crazy soccer Mum!
I hope you have a lovely week.

Linking with My Sunday Photo



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