It doesn’t matter if you win or lose as long as… YOU GET A TROPHY!!
Last night my netball team, the Bluebirds, played in the grand finals and we …
Yes hard to believe considering the shit-hot trophy I have
in bed with me to show for it, but it was a super close game.
After 40 minutes of gruelling play, including a few Academy Award-winning stacks by yours truly – the score was tied!
So – much to the excitement of the crowd, all five of them, we had to play for 10 minutes more – you could have cut the tension with a blunt, rusty knife.
I could say that “it was a game of two halves” and “the better team won on the day” but that’s not the case, it was honestly a tight game, with lots of handling errors on both sides.
We were bloody legends on the court – and I’m proud to be a
You know – before I got on the court I wasn’t stressed about winning, but as soon as that old dude on the sideline started cheering for our opposing team – REALLY, REALLY LOUDLY – something inside of me broke.
I leaped like a muppet and ran like a headless chicken to defend those shooters because I wanted to WIN mother fuggers!
If you didn’t know I once got an F for sportsmanship – I don’t like losing.
But it wasn’t to be – sadly they won by one – YES ONE BLOODY GOAL 😦
However, they say every cloud has a silver lining and ‘they’ were right – this particular silver lining came in the form of a TROPHY!!
and only ever trophy I won was at a work function where I kicked ass – wait for it – at go karting!
So to get one for netball was amazing (and not just because I paid $120 plus for fees) BUT I know that my children are going to go OFF when they see it!
I will be like a SUPER DUPER NETBALL MUM in their eyes!
And seriously, isn’t it a great feeling to see your children’s eyes light up – no matter what the reason?
I also have to admit that I might have acted like a bit of a pork chop when I was handed my
Academy Award trophy.
I’m not saying that I bowed to the
crowd other players – but I might have.
shut the hell up about winning a stupid runner-up netball trophy wrap this up I want to point out the good and bad of playing netball outdoors in winter.
1. I usually get out of the dinner, bath, bed routine.
2. The girls I play with are AWESOME, most were mums, but there were two or three lovelies under 20 that were FANTASTIC, and happy to listen to my mum drivel.
3. I had 15 minutes, to and from netball, in the car ALONE and got to have MY music up loud.
IBOT newspaper writing deadline is Tuesday so always makes Monday a stressful day.
2. It’s bloody cold in winter and on Mondays I usually like to do FUG ALL because weekends are so full on.
3. 8.30pm games – those are just torture!
Did I mention I got a trophy 😉
What was the last trophy you won?
Have I inspired you to get your ass out and play a team sport?
Do you want my autograph?
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