Last week we got up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday to be at a football oval at 8am. JJ and his team had their first game and he did pretty well – although I am biased!
His team has way too many kids but luckily only a few kids from the other team turned up so the extras got to have a game anyway. Because there are so many of them on the team they’ve setup a roster system for games off. Even though JJ won’t be playing this Saturday he still wants to go and watch. At least it’s a local match this time and I may have risen from bed by 8.30.
But last Saturday he enjoyed it and he even got to have a kick.
You can see his head, one head above everyone else below.
While he wasn’t gasbagging with one of his mates he did actually remember to try and get the ball.
I think this game has brought him a new found confidence and a bit of attitude to go with it. He was doing a bit too much chatting and when I told him to watch out the ball was coming he informed me that I know nothing about the game and he knows what he’s doing.
We were lucky that it was quite a good day, the sun was out and it got a bit warm. I know it won’t stay that way and I’ll have to dig my thermos cup out the cupboard so I can take a cup of warm tea to these games.
For posterity, a team shot. I had the zoom lens on so it was hard to get a decent shot of them all without people being in the way.