Lower Island Soccer Association Head Coach Andrew Latham nominated two Bays United U13 boys silver coaches for the honour of Footballers of the Week this year. Here are his words:
I wanted to share with you my experience on Saturday morning as I had the pleasure of seeing the Bays U13 boys silver team play. During the game the team hit the post or bar 4-5 times and also had a goal disallowed with the score at 0-1. It was a correct decision by the ref, who was also first class in his performance, but it was one of those decisions that often start conflict in the game. The coaches of the Bays team never said a word and just continued to encourage the team to keep going. At the end of the game the ref explained his decision to the coaches and they just shrugged it off and everyone went home happy.
So often at LISA we spend our time dealing with the negatives and not celebrating the good people who are involved in the Game. I am pleased to nominate Coach Anton and Coach Dave for the Footballers of the Week as I believe they are the model that we should all follow!