The Busier, The Better

February 15th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Tons going on with school, coaching, and playing. However, I find myself more at peace than ever. I feel like I am mastering my routine, and enjoying it more and more each day. I am comfortable with those around me, and I feel like the more attentive and detailed that I am in my actions and habits, the more I get out of the people that I work with. Moreover, with this attitude, I am finding that I am getting the most out of myself and attaining consistent mental growth.


This week I got back on track with everything. After losing 1-0 to UCC in the finals of the freshers tourney, the week was off to a roaring start. The club was still very happy with our success in making it to the finals, as we beat a strong UCD side and made it to the finals of the Harding cup for the first time in years. I got started with a new squad, the Limerick FC under-11s on Monday, and they were super receptive and easy to work with. Top-class quality bunch of players as well. Throughout the week I was swamped with trainings, matches, and work. However, like I mentioned, I felt at ease moving forth into a state of controlled chaos.


Unfortunately, a family member of a member of the UL Club Soccer Program passed away this week. What was encouraging to witness was the team support that was shown. I did not expect to have developed relationships that would allow me to identify so closely with people with whom I have only been working for a short period of time. Nevertheless, I feel like I belong to a number of close-knit families. I have my school family which comprises those that I share my programme with. Then I have my UL Soccer family, who are always supportive and a joy to see. The youth that I coach and work with on a regular basis are certainly a group that I am overjoyed to identify with. There is of course my Hillceltic family (who just went 6 points clear of the top of the table by the way. To be honest, Kelsey’s UL basketball teams treat me as one of their own, and that support is invaluable to me. And finally, my Sport Changes Life family, who I would not be able to grow without.


Sometimes I feel like I am lost in the busy atmosphere and the multitasking, but it is the fact that I have been able to feel as if I can genuinely identify with these groups that enriches my experience and makes all of my time and effort 1000% worth it.


Much love and respect. Until next time! 🙂


Victory Scholar: Jonathan Nelson

Sport League: ATLANTIC 10

Present University: University of Limerick

Alma Mater: Dayton University


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