tger greenhaddock: Soccer School

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Soccer School

This past week the Juniorette once again attended the 1. FFC Frankfurt football school for girls. This is the third time she has attended now, and she still really enjoys it and has a lot of fun. She also learns a lot and we can certainly see her developing from course to course. The Juniorette still very much enjoys playing with the boys in her local team, but I think slowly over time she will want to change to an all girls team. Fortunately more girls teams are springing up around Marburg, and I suspect the change to an all girls team will probably happen in about two years time.

The Juniorette’s trainers this time at the soccer camp this time were Louise Hanson, Karolin Thomas and Meike Weber (all Bundesliga players with 1. FFC Frankfurt). At the previous camps the Juniorette attained a Bronze medallion in the skills assessments, but this time she managed a Silver and was very proud of herself; and quite rightly so. As usual on the last day there was the Parents v The Kids football match. The kids had the advantage of not only younger legs and youthful spirit, but they also had Karolin and Meike playing for them. Needless to say it was a lot of fun and the Kids won.

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Blogger Maribeth said...

How wonderful! Your daughter really is something else. I think she is one of those children who just wants to do it all.
When does school begin again?

August 05, 2007 3:25 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

That sounds like so much fun! :) And big kudos to Juniorette for her Silver! Fabulous!!

August 05, 2007 4:53 PM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Soccer here is a summer sport, as our outdoor soccer fields are knee deep in snow all winter. And yet the summers are SO HOT, quite exhausting for the kids to play in so much heat.

August 10, 2007 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Bob Gentry said...

happy b-day Mr H ;)

August 11, 2007 9:44 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Maribeth - I think you hit the nail on the head - She wants to do it all! In the last few weeks she has learnt water ski-ing and uni-cycling (but not at the same time! :)

Candace - The Juniorette loves going to Football school. Its a lot of fun for her! :)

Ex-Shammickite - It can get quite hot here at times as well. Its tough for the kids to be running around in the heat.

Bob - Thank you for the congrats! :)

August 14, 2007 5:27 AM  
Blogger J said...

Happy bday a few days late. I was celebrating it with your birthday datesake (Claire).

August 14, 2007 12:10 PM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

I get tired from just reading about all the things she does! Care to bottle some of that energy and ship it over to Dresden??

Happy belated birthday!

August 14, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger vailian said...

I had never seen soccer before coming to Europe, but it makes American football look so ridiculous! Glad you have a girl who is so into it!

August 15, 2007 9:50 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

I'm always so touched by your pride in your girl. It is as it should be.

August 17, 2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

J - Thanks for the congrats. Hope you had a good time up north! :)

Eurotrippen - Her energy levels are high. I wish I could bottle the stuff - I'd make a fortune! :)

Vallian - Soccer is good fun and really huge everywhere apart from the USA. But David Beckham is trying to change that :)

LL Barkat - Thank you :)

August 19, 2007 10:01 AM  

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