Yes, I did the seemingly unthinkable after weeks of consideration I decided to award a player with the Managers Player award, this player was my son who plays on the team.
I’m absolutely appalled by the response from some of the parents who openly said in front of other parents and players, “Your out of order, to keep things fair you should have chosen anyone but your son”
To keep things fair I should not even have considered one of the players!!! My own son, I wonder how anyone else would feel if I had said the same about their child.
If I had given this award to any other player, not an eyebrow would have been raised, I can’t believe how much animosity it has caused to award my son with something.
It was a difficult decision, I considered many factors:
- Going above and beyond
- Sacrificing for the team
- Willing to play in goal and Defence
- Virtually every game starting on the bench
- Helping me set up and put away whatever the weather
- Attending club and league meetings
- Patting me on the back when I was down
My son deserved the award, It wasn’t “Because it was my son” thats why it took me so long to make the decision.
I can stand with my head held high and say I made the right decision for the right reasons, Why does my son, also a team member not deserve to be eligible for managers player. I would love to know the general opinion on this if possible.