Mini-Football for Kids
My son who is nearly eight years old, plays for a local football club in South East London called Teviot Rangers. The team trains twice a week and plays competitive mini-matches on Sundays. Watching the kids play is an absolute joy.....being a football fanatic, if there was a choice between watching England play in the Euro or World cup final, or my son in a 20 minute mini-football match, the mini-football wins every time. It's exciting, fast-paced and still for the most part lacking the disgraceful behaviour of so called professional footballers. Unfortunately, some kids do get influenced by some of the scum that play the professional game. Why do footballers need to spit every 10 seconds? Why do they act like babies at the slightest touch? Falling down and feigning injury in an attempt to win free-kicks and penalties, as well as trying to get their opponents sent off (Claude Makelele of Chelsea being the latest example against Monaco - great example you set there, Claude - I bet your parents were really proud of you when they saw you fall over!! are you going to show that to any kids you may have in the future?). Some of the kids have seen these sort of things and do them as well - fortunately it's still isolated and most games are free from it.
The kids need role models, is there anyone in Professional football who can do it? Anybody else out there feel the same way?