Sunday, 10 May 2009

The end of the season

The under 11s finished their season today with two games against top-of-the-table Crystal Palace after the away game was postponed earlier on in the year. They lost both but their form has improved so much throughout the season that we were all really proud of the fact that they weren't thrashed in the same way other teams were!

Next season they go up from 7-a-side to 11-a-side and start to play more regular rules - eg offside and 3 subs. I am looking forward to the new challenge of both coaching and managing them next season but the only ambition I have is that they still enjoy the game at the end of the day. At their age, the whole point is about having fun, doing a bit of exercise and being part of a team. They can win, lose or draw for all I care but as long as they come off with a smile then I'll be happy.

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