Smells like footy season

MC CoachingLiked   Chatting to my 17 year old son Tom about the fact our local footy was meant to start today. I asked him how he felt? He said ‘people should step outside and smell the air’. I asked him why. He told me he went outside this morning and ‘it smelled like footy…

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Chatting to my 17 year old son Tom about the fact our local footy was meant to start today.

I asked him how he felt?

He said ‘people should step outside and smell the air’.

I asked him why.

He told me he went outside this morning

and ‘it smelled like footy season’

I asked him what footy season smells like?

and he replied...

The air’s fresh, I can smell rain, there are wood fires going and reminds me of being around the boys at the footy club.

It got me thinking - it really does deserve acknowledgement.

As I mentioned - we would have started footy and netball today.

To some, I understand that’s irrelevant.

To many, and especially in the country - it means a fair bit...

Social connection.

Physical connection.

Emotional connection.

Mental connection.

Physical fitness.

A sense of contribution.

A sense of certainty and routine.

A feeling of significance.

A love of the game(s), people, our clubs and our leagues.

Possibly even growth.

So from a ‘human needs’ perspective it really does meet a few.

Clubs all around our league
(and in fact the country) pour their heart and soul into ‘the game’

Which ultimately means they pour their heart and soul into

‘The people’.

So it does deserve acknowledgement, because it not only keeps a lot of us socially connected and now more than ever we realise the importance of this!
But it pours money into our communities and even more importantly - it keeps our kids safe and off the streets - it gives them purpose.

It provides a culture for individuals and families to be a strong part of - no matter which club they ‘belong to’.

We all love that ‘healthy rivalry’ and without that, none of it would exist.

Basically, It keeps us fit and healthy in all areas of life.

It’s not for everyone but it is for those who choose to make it part of their lives.

So yes, it does deserve acknowledgement.

I speak from a ‘footy perspective because I have boys and that’s what I know’ but any of you involved in sport get this - no matter what game you coach, play, support or volunteer at.

We owe a bit to it all really.

I challenge you to reach out to at least one of your club members today...

and if you have already, maybe reach out to another one! ❤️

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