Okay this is probs the third time I have gone to write this blog. I cant seem to get out what I want to say and keep deleting before I post.

I get sidetracked alot…..So much I want to express.

I am a soccer mum and have been for the past 17 years. That’s a long time..but seen as my mum and dad were never there for me when I played sport I always swore I would be there for my kids….Don’t get me wrong…My mum and dad have always been there for me but never in the sporting capacity….They were never “sports minded” like I was…

Anyways, my daughter started playing soccer at the ripe old age of 5, no other sport took kids that age and I tried a few and she was so active she needed to do something…so Soccer it was….She started playing in the local boys comp where latter it became mixed but when she was playing she was one of a very few that were playing in the Comp. I remember one of her games in the first couple of years she was playing in under 6’s, you know the one where the group of kids on the field just follow the ball around like a group of sheep. Anyway the game, at that age was only 15 mins per half and 7 kids per team on the field, at half time my daughter and another little boy by the name of Dylan McGowan (plays for Hearts now) had to be taken off the field. Not because they were terrible but because between the 2 of them they had scored 19 goals by half time and the coach decided that the other kids needed to get a touch of the ball. So began her outstanding career…

Rach played with boys up until she was 12 years old and then was told by the association here that if she wanted to get into national teams that she had to play in the girls division. In hindsight I wish she had of stayed with the boys longer. 12 years old and she had to start in the under 17 girls competition as anything lower was just a waste of time. As it was she played int he Under 17s and then filled in for the State League women’s team so was playing 2 games when the times wouldn’t clash. She played a total of 18 games for the under 17s and also played 9 games for the senior team and ended up getting Highest goal scorer for the senior women’s team for the season…

So maybe Ill write a bit at a time so I dont bore everyone with my ramblings….although no one probs will read it any way…

Big things are coming for my daughter and Im so proud of her….I just want to shout about it but cant at present so I will stick to writing the past and hopefully by the time I get to the future I can share great news….

Next blog I will share the next few years of her soccer life.. Stay tuned till then… and please feel free to leave comments…:)

  1. Women's Soccer United 8 years ago

    Haha @Asa –  You want to put that in writing in the Euro 2013 predictions 😛 

  2. Eric Bauer 9 years ago

    @Women’s Soccer United – My brother and I coached for a number of years at the recreational level, and even some indoor soccer, but stopped some time ago when other commitments started encroaching.  I’d love to get back to it.  As fun as playing is, coaching is so much more rewarding.

  3. Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    @Eric – Your comment made me laugh ‘Centipede Soccer’, I can just picture it now. 

    It is a shame Sarah Elliot was not able to develop her game but like you said she went on to have a very successful and happy career so that is something.

    Are you still coaching now @Eric?

  4. Asa 9 years ago

    @Eric thank you for you sharing your own experience 

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