Post by Sue Seagroatt
We hold a mixed ability fun tournament at Uxbridge at the end of every half and full term. The older, more experienced players are captains and they aim to pick evenly matched teams. To maximise game play, coach Aloka planned the October 21st tournament in advance, and produced a slick schedule of games on two pitches, which ran to the minute.
The team captains refereed and enjoyed balancing being fair to their rivals, whilst encouraging the underdogs.
The teams and captains were : Pale Green, Mickey; Red, Adam; Navy, Ilyas; White, David; Dark Green, Tom and Purple, Michael.
Kulzum and Sue B, took responsibility for scoring, and the results required some complex processing as the scoreboard below shows!
For me the highlights were:
• Seeing the older players encouraging the younger inexperienced players.
• Adam deferring to Aloka to ref. Purple vs Navy “because Michael vs Ilyas is too like England Germany”.
• Two amazing goals from Sean McHugh and his frequent consulting of the scoreboard.
• Many impressive saves from Mickey.
• Two sets of penalties featuring Light Green, vs Navy and Purple.
• A rare visit from Ilyas, who got time off from his Saturday job to come along. Thank you Ilyas, really great to see you.
Result: Mickey’s Light Green team won. Congratulations to Mickey, Jaskaran, Giuliana, Lewis, Nikola and Lorenzo.
Book your place at the End of Term Fun Tournament on 9th December. Can we possibly top this one?