Don't relegate school sport to second division
While I congratulate her for taking a responsibility in terms of the number of games he plays I do find it sad that school football now seems relegated to a second division status by the Sunday morning clubs who, judging by the children who play for these teams, are teaching attitudes that are fine in the "win at all costs" environment of the premiership but will not serve them well in enjoying a lifetime of more modest sporting endeavour.
Clearly clubs do have plenty to offer and I accept that those involved give plenty of time and energy but clubs should complement rather than replace the role of schools.
Obviously there are plenty of ifs and buts in this argument, the obvious being that some schools do not, for whatever reason, offer adequate provision and children, wishing to play, have to look elsewhere.
If possible, however, let's see the emphasis placed on school sport encouraging children to play in the right way and with the right attitude. Playing for the school needs, once more, to be seen as an honour and not just as practice for the weekend.
6 Cromwell Drive