Sunday, June 26, 2016

Soccer on Saturdays

The soccer season here in Australia is about six months long. When I registered the boys to play, I had no idea what I was signing up for, and now I am so glad that we made that decision for our boys to play. Soccer is such a huge part of life here. Gregory plays soccer every day during his yard time at school, and the boys both have made some amazing friends and feel very included since joining soccer. School holidays are in one week, and we just signed the boys up for soccer camp with their school friends. They will be playing soccer all day for three days next week and they are very excited.

At the beginning of the soccer season, both Gregory and George were a bit timid, but after a few weeks they began to gain confidence and their natural athletic abilities kicked in and they are both amazing soccer players. George has begun to score, the last three games he has scored at least one goal per game and he is so thrilled. Gregory normally plays defence and midfield so hasn't had many opportunities to score this year. However, this past Saturday, their main scorer was on holiday, so Gregory had the chance to play up. It was a close game, and with only five minutes to go the score was tied 1-1. Gregory had the ball, and he manoeuvred passed a few players and took a shot at goal.... and it went in!!!! Everyone was so happy. Gregory scored the winning goal and their team won the game! It was a very happy day for Gregory and George! They both played so well. We love soccer!

Gregory and George are very good soccer players, and this video shows off some of their skills. Plus they both scored goals! I didn't get good footage, but it gives you an idea! I'm proud that they both try so hard, and give it their best! Soccer has taught them to never give up, try and try again, and to be happy if you win or lose.

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