I recently had the pleasure of attending not one but TWO football events as a volunteer with Who Cares? Scotland. They were both absolutely brilliant!
The first was on Thursday 12th August, with the help of the wonderful Street Soccer team at the Powerleague in Glasgow. Each game may have only been 10 minutes long, but they were highly energetic games – I was worn out just watching them! The Boys From The Shire were the winning team that day, beating off stiff competition from the other seven teams playing. Two lucky players also received a pair of football boots due to their skill and their sportsmanship.
The following day saw the Summer Care Cup football tournament take place at Hamilton Palace Sports grounds. This was mostly South Lanarkshire teams, who had the pleasure of 20 minute games. The winners of the day were the Aspire Employability team. Going by the scores I had noted down on my pitch, it must have a very close call!
There were a lot of talented football players on the pitches on both days, but what really struck me was the sportsmanship. Seeing older players making sure the younger ones were getting a shot at the ball, even if it cost them the game, was incredible to see and I am so glad to have been a part of it. Can’t wait for the next one!