An 81-year-old man has been charged by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.
Delegates from youth leagues all over the country will unite at St. George’s Park this weekend to explore how best to develop player-centred environments to create prime football experiences.
“Why can’t you do an indoor sport” I asked.
I would hear horrendous stories of smelly shin pads, muddy boots in the car, over the top parents and coaches and freezing cold spectators.
“I will go and watch you son” I said but I can’t say I’m looking forward to it.
And then it all changed, The tingle, the nerves and excitement as the team played was something I never expected, the joy at seeing the team play there hearts out, the pride at seeing my child covered in mud after trying so hard. This was me now, I am a paid up member, I am a Footy Mum.