I want to start this blog by thanking all parents and goalkeepers for making Monday night's "Save for Robbie Appeal Event" a good evening. It was a great effort from all concerned on a cold evening. Thanks go to Mr & Mrs Strange for helping sell raffle tickets and putting all the tickets in Pete Matthews hat (good of him to let us use it on such a cold evening!) Thanks also to Pete himself for taking photographs and thanks to the parents who stayed and watched and also encouraged and applauded the goalkeepers themselves who put alot of effort in. Also special mention to George Burr and his mum who were struggling to get there due to George's sister being late back from a school event. George came out from Wantage just in time to take part in his "20 Penalties" which I thought was a great effort to participate in the event.
I'm trying not to go into too much detail about the event in this blog because as soon as Pete has the pictures organised and the monies are all collected in there will be a full piece on the main site. Suffice it to say I am very proud of all involved with my goalkeeping school for their efforts.
Once again the bad weather has struck! Just as I got to Greendown this evening for a session with my goalkeepers at Swindon Town we were greeted with heavy snow. This made it a non event because apart from being extremely cold to the point of not being able to feel my fingers or toes, the poor lads had a job to catch the ball as it just kept picking up snow and bits of the rubber crumb off the surface!
With more snow forecast I am glad I am jetting off to the sun this weekend as me and my good lady take a 5 day trip to Tenerife (providing we can get to Bristol Airport ok!). Current temperatures in the Canary Islands are 25 degrees so it will be a nice respite from this horrible weather.