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Dream chaser

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Dream chaser

Lee has become a dream chaser and we couldn’t be more proud of him. Since early on in his toddler years he has always shown an interest in football. This has not changed one bit now he’s in his teen years. It has been a hobby that he has always enjoyed very much.

This is a hobby that is enjoyed by Lee on a daily basis. To become a footballer would be a dream come true for Lee. We are always encouraging our teens and talking about chasing our dreams and Lee is certainly doing that.

Lee is a huge spurs fan, anyone who knows Lee personally will know he is always talking spurs and going to as many home games as he can, he is also on the season ticket holder list and has a Spurs membership. We live five minutes from their training grounds and this is where Lee can often be found. He tends to know when the players are there and goes in hope to grab an autograph or photo opportunity to add to his already huge collection of old and new players signatures and photos.

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Lee’s favourite photo and favourite player.
Harry Kane.

We have toured many of football stadiums over the years with Lee (Lee has toured them more than once with friends) in and out of the UK, Barcelona being our latest. We toured Barcelona with Lee as a 16th birthday gift from us. We toured the stadium and the museum. Lee really enjoys looking at the memorabilia and reading the history in football.

How Lee is turning his hobby into a career

Lee’s hobby is fastly turning into a career, a career that he is very much enjoying. He is currently studying to get a diploma in sport. This will open up many of exciting opportunities for him. This course will lead him to the right path in elite sports.  With the course he has been enjoying since September he has assessments, both formative and summative, with continuous practical assessments throughout the year. Lee is currently being assessed on his academic ability and also his practical performance in fitness testing and sporting performance.

Lee is continually assessed, this is done in various different ways, anything from a written report, practical activity to a presentation. A majority of his assessments are all down to his personal performance whilst participating in squad events.

If Lee is successful in this course he will then be able to forward his career – following a structured sports programme he can then move his career to a higher level and study sports science ending with possibilities of a scholarship or employment opportunities.

Lee has chosen a very exciting career path and we are so excited for him. We have had a long chat with Lee and he is fully aware that there is a lot of hard work to do and lots of studying to be had but he isn’t at all fazed by it as he is doing what he has chosen and enjoys. Lee certainly is a dream chaser and we are very proud of him.

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Lee has always been a sporty child and has always tried to build his knowledge the best he can. All that leaves now is for Lee to build his future the best he can in a career he loves and live his dream.

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Beginners guide – foot golf

Foot golf

Beginners guide – foot golf

Some of you may not have heard by now, but there’s a new craze sweeping the nation and its name is foot golf. If the name didn’t give it away: it’s a combination between the sports golf and football that involves kicking a ball around a golf course in the same way you would play a round of golf. Have a look at some of the rules and regulations of the game and see if you’d like to have a game sometime.

Mark your ball
Your ball must be easy to identify as yours, otherwise it’s going to cause confusion and potentially cause arguments about who’s ball is closer to the green. You can do this by investing in a colourful ball, but then, you could achieve the same effect by simply marking your ball with a marker pen with your initials – or a smiley face if you’re so inclined.

Dress the part
You might think that you could get away with wearing football boots with studs for a sport like this, but you’d be wrong. Only golf apparel is appropriate for an occasion such as this, from the flat cap on the head to the golf cleats on your feet. Making golfing clubs will turn you away for not having the correct gear so don’t assume footgolf centres will be any less strict. Some Under Armour golfing gear might just do the trick.

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Every touch counts as a shot
Your foot must be removed from the ball at all times, unless you’re taking your shot that is. The ball is played in a single movement, so those of you that might want to chip it out of a bunker, you’ll have to be a bit more skilful than just scooping your foot on the underside of the ball.

Only shoot once the ball has stopped
It might be tempting to boot the ball closer to the green as you see it rolling dangerously closer to a hazard, but it’s against the rules we’re afraid. There are exceptions however, as you can stop your ball if it is obviously rolling due to the wind.

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Play foot golf where you lie
You aren’t permitted to move the ball at any time, so if you’re facing an obstruction or the ball is wedged into something, we’re afraid you’re just going to have to play through it. You can make a mark of where your ball has fallen and then take it off the playing field if your ball will interfere with another foot golfer’s shot – but you’ll have to put it right back on the mark later.

Water hazards carry a penalty
Should you be unlucky enough for that your ball ends up going for a swim during game time, you have two options. Option one: you retake the shot from your last marker. Option two: you retrieve/replace your ball and take the shot two stops from the closest point on land. Both options come with a single penalty point to your scorecard.

If you like the sound of a game of Foot golf, there are plenty of centres located around the country. Click here to view the range of UK courses.

Does this sound like something your family may wish to try?

 

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