Representing your country in sport is a magnificent personal achievement but doing it playing a sport you love is the pinnacle for many athletes. In the second part of this blog we caught up with England Under 14 Squad and quickly found out that personal achievement it might be, but a family affair it becomes!
Part 2 – Mum’s View
If you thought this was your daughter’s sport you would be wrong. It becomes a family affair, whether you are helping practice at home, being a taxi driver for matches and training or spending mother’s day weekend with a bunch of athletes and their parents. Rounders is your new family, you will enjoy it and make the best of friends. Mums and Dads will become participant’s, cheering from the side-lines, playing in parent player friendlies, team bowling and crazy golf to name but a few. Just wrap up warm, bring a chair, sun cream, umbrella and basically prepare for all eventualities.
Watching your daughter play in an international game is the highlight. Set in the impressive Monmouth Valley and with both national anthems playing, it is something that you will never forget. The welsh team are well skilled, I certainly lost my voice with the cheering but did we win – absolutely!
The Coaching Team and the program will help the girls to bond really quickly and to be fair the parents do as well. By the end of the season, everyone is sad it’s all over and will be eagerly awaiting information about trialing again for the new season.