Training for our under 7’s and 8’s is on Friday nights from 6 – 8pm, outside on a 3g pitch.
Tonight was absolutely freezing. The kids don’t mind one little bit ! It’s not too bad for the coaches who can keep on the move. But for the parents it’s baltic !
Parents get a bad press in junior football but the vast majority will do anything for their kids. They’re so supportive. Not all start out loving football but when they see how much their kids get out of it, they soon get to love it themselves.
I don’t know why people watch the Premier League when you can watch games like I did today. Over 1000 fans went to Croft Park to watch Blyth Spartans play Salford City. What a fantastic end to end game with both teams showing great technical ability. Salford are well backed by the Man U contingent and their players are full time professionals. Their organisation certainly showed in the first half but Spartans resilience saw them take over after the break. Only a penalty separated the teams at the final whistle with Salford running out 1-0 winners.
The weekend starts on Friday evening with training from 6 till 8.
Raining, as it always does, but the kids don’t mind. Aged 5 to 8 years they’re excited to be finished school and to be playing football.
Saturday brings the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, Spennymoor v Gainsborough. Disappointment as the Moors go down to a late goal.