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After the match

'What a delight!' Nancy said. 'We won, girls.' The team gathered around her, sweaty and red-faced from exertion. Some were drinking from their water bottles, others lay prone on the stadium floor. 'What was the score?' asked Bridget. She was the shooter in the squad and frequently scored all the goals. Today, she'd been off… Continue reading After the match

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The Icy Bench

This weekend is the first foray back into netball and I'm just back home. We're in a new level, and the teams have been graded for development purposes. The grading took place last year and was performed by an independent, objective, and non-member of our club. There's no way on God's green earth I could've… Continue reading The Icy Bench

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Parent guilt

Yesterday morning was one of those crazy moments in parenting. I had two netball games to coach, at the same venue, one time-slot in the fixture apart (equivalent to about thirty-five minutes). T1's soccer game was earlier but in a suburb twenty minutes away, and T2 had his regular tutoring appointment at our local library,… Continue reading Parent guilt

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A good day

Today is a wonderful day. This morning was the commencement of my girl's second year of playing netball, and my second year of coaching her team. The interest among the girls at school and the local community has grown so much that I am now coaching two U11s teams. The fixture dictated that my two… Continue reading A good day

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Today, I find the daily word prompt interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it makes me think of the great Aretha Franklin, who passed away yesterday. She was a powerhouse, an all-round class act, with a fabulous voice to match. The world is greater for her presence in it, and sadder for her passing. Secondly, and… Continue reading R.E.S.P.E.C.T.