My life as a teenage football star
My journey as a teenage football star started at the age of 13. I was just like most teenagers who developed interest in football by watching others playing it on T.V. As well as this, I was in some football activities in school as part of my Physical education lessons. I was also influenced by other members of my peer group who enjoyed the game of football. As our interest grew in football I found out that my peers who I was surrounded by interest advanced in the sport and they took it to an extent where they joined various local teams. At this stage, I was still a casual football player who was only involved in the game at my leisure time. I joined ‘Haverbury’ local football team at practicing level as a result of the influence of my friends.
On my first journey to my football trials I was in a state of anxiety of the possibility that I might not be accepted into the team. On my arrival at the training ground there were few familiar faces who gave me warm welcome to the team. This made it easy for me to interact and perform at the required level to gain acceptance into the team. The trial required me to perform at my full potential to meet with the level of the team then.
Getting into official matches was the goal of every member of the team which requires you to work extremely hard especially in presence of the coaches and managers. The team was quite a large one with about twenty players and in every game only fourteen players were required per game. These intense trainings often stressed up my body. The day I was put forward by the manager on the first match of the season to play with the first eleven players I was excited as I felt like a valued member of the team. Due to this I created space in spare time on the day before the match for vigorous fitness trainings to avoid the chances of me disappointing the team and my coach. On the way to the football match my family and I were discussing the flamboyant...