The Beauty of the Football Game

The Beauty of the Football Game

So I’m sat here at my computer, getting into the child mind set of when I used to play football. The feelings and reasons why I enjoy the game takes me back to the days of playing as a kid. The social side, the competitive mind of wanting to win, the friendships I gained going along to football sessions and playing for my club. It’s the feeling I used to get and still get, watching my favorite club; it’s that feeling of being on the edge of my seat in the final minutes before that final whistle.

My passion was goal keeping, my inspiration was Peter Schmeichel – it was the determination and passion he used to put on the field (some of the time not even being in his goal).

So here’s a little bit about the beauty of the game and my feelings towards it:

The game of football brings people together by uniting communities; it creates ever-lasting friends and lifelong devotion which makes it such a beautiful game to be a part of. When the club your child supports or the club that they play for gets that big `W` against their name at the end of 90 minutes of play, it gives them that feeling of joy/satisfaction to wear the club colors the next day at P.E or on that social outing.

As a kid there is nothing better than scoring that winning goal, saving a shot, taking on one or two players to create that opportunity or the satisfaction of working together as one. Take a moment to have a think about your days playing your sport; of those moments that you cherish, and feel that passion/enjoyment.

Kimberley Leisure Centre know all about the enjoyments and passion of the game, so why not bring your child down and have some fun. Let them experience the beauty of the game and learn a few extra tricks and skills. Maybe they could be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? Or for the goal-keepers out there the next Kasper Schmeichel?

This the perfect opportunity to get them into their boots and join us for our new Just Footy sessions starting in January, led by our qualified football coaches on a Wednesday after school from 4 – 5pm for 8-10 year olds.

The sessions are for all abilities and are perfect for those who haven’t played in a while or before.

The main focus is fun, games and small sided matches. There’s no commitment required, just passion.

Dimitri Chambers