December 17th, 2010

Futsal – Canaan FC – First Win

So on Tuesday 14th December 2010 Canaan Project FC made their first win! This has been long coming. We have had many, many draws and a couple of losses. I cannot tell you how many times they have hit the crossbar or the goal posts. I personally have never been so tense whilst working with young people. It has been emotionally involving! Each week cheering them on against teams that are a lot bigger and older than them.

I have continually been astounded at the commitment of Mike the volunteer, faithfully turning up each week with chocolate bars in hand, appropriate football related comments and instruction and constantly bellowing them across the pitch. I have been really impressed by the attitude of the young people, they really have been amazing. We are more than half way through the season and they have turned up each week prepared and with good attitude. Here is a couple of quotes from the young people about why they like futsal:

‘being with friends and having something positive to do – even when losing’

‘learning to work as a team – and keeping me off the streets’