The Beautiful Game

Football is everywhere at the moment isn’t it? Especially for those of us who live in the county of Leicestershire! The beautiful game has come home and the City and County are bursting with pride.

Every year when I join the Managers, Coaches, team members and parents at the East Goscote United award presentation evening, I find myself in a room bursting with pride. I can’t help but to be in awe of how much more than just a game it is.

The camaraderie built up by the kids in the teams and sense of community this encourages is awesome to see. The amazing sense of achievement is evident on the faces of all the young people as they collect their awards.

But most of all, I love to hear the kind words and encouragement from the adults who volunteer to run these teams. They’re not professionals, they’re not paid, but they do so much to help and inspire the young people they coach. It warms my heart when I listen to them.

Congratulations to all the children for their hard work and dedication. Your awards were clearly well deserved.

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