My Girl & Football

This girl…. my girl!

So proud of her!

When still in Primary School and just before her 10th Birthday, she was at an after school football club… someone was there from the local football club and picked her out afterwards and said they are looking for players to join the girls team and would she like to come along to a training session?! She had only ever played football over the road from our house on the little green with the children in the street. We were all very excited!

She went along to the training session and obviously impressed the coach as a couple of days later I had a call to say they wanted to sign her up! WOW!

So paperwork done ad she was officially a player for Crawley Town Girls U11s team! She is about to embark on the new season in September as an U15 player! Where does the time go?!

A couple of weeks ago we had the girls End of Season Presentation afternoon! The girls had a new coach at the beginning of last season and after a massive confidence drop he has helped her build that back up! He believes in her! When he called out her name for Managers Player Award at Presentation Afternoon she was gobsmacked!! I could have popped I was so proud!! She has come so far in 4 years. She loves the game so much, all the team have an amazing bond! They are amazing to watch!!

She has quite a collection of trophies now but this one I think means a great deal to her! She has some from Tournaments over the years, others from presentation evenings and league and cup winners and runners up trophies and medals! When she got home from presentation afternoon she sat and polished them all! They now have pride of place on my new sideboard!

I love supporting her, I love watching her play and grow! I am a massive footy fan anyway so to be able to watch my daughter play is awesome!! Long may it continue! She dreams of England Ladies! I told her if she works hard anything is possible!

She is about 5ft 9in and has size 8.5 football boots!! I should have shares in Adidas and Nike with the amount of football boots and Astro boots we have had to buy in the last 4 years!! Hopefully her feet won’t grow too much more! Bring on next season!! I cannot wait!!!