I am a Child and I like to play,
I like to step onto the pitch and do it my way,
I like to hear you call out my name,
When your encouraging me to play my game.
It fills me with confidence and pride,
When I know you support me and you know that I tried,
When I come off the pitch I like to see you smile,
The happiness I feel makes it all worth while.
Please keep encouraging me and just let me play,
I like what I do when I do it my way,
Each day I am learning and each step is new,
Each game is a lesson, every training is too.
I’m not yet an adult,
I’ll learn at my pace,
Maybe different to others,
But my childhood isn’t a race.
The pitch is my playground,
My team are my friends,
Football is my fun time,
Please don’t let that end.
I am a child and I like to play,
Grassroots is our time,
Let’s keep it that way!!!