December 7th, 2014 | Uncategorized
I arrived at the Hanwood 3G pitch in Tullycarnet, excited to lace up my new football boots. This Ehoops group consisted of some very talented footballers, as most of them play for the Tullycarnet club team. The 3G pitch we play on is not conducive to the trainers I had been using thus far and the Irish weather adds a relatively constant factor of wet slippery grounds as well.
We started to play and immediately I felt more confident in my game, and surprised some of the lads with my newfound ability to control and strike the ball. In the end, my team won a close match, and I probably had more goals and assists that game than I had the 8 prior weeks. No longer did I feel like I had never played football!
A week later and the result were the same. My boots came on and I was a changed footballer. It felt like I was in the movie Like Mike, just I was lacing up the shoes of a football great and gaining their skills. To be fair it would only be a small fraction of their skills, but it felt great!
Victory Scholar: Ryan Ansel
Sport League: Atlantic 10
Present University: University of Ulster
Alma Mater: Davidson University