For the love of football

As a Mother of five children, two girls and three boys, I reckon for only one of those boys to come out being an absolute football maniac is quite impressive. Especially from a family who do not watch it, play it or follow it. But nevertheless, I love that my youngest son is super passionate about a sport that’s not only great for socialising but for staying fit and healthy too.


His love for this sport started to blossom just earlier this year {2016} and it has bloomed pretty fast into a much-loved part of his life. In no time at all, his style of clothing changed from smart shirts and jeans to tracksuits bottoms and football tops and of course his must-wear-ALL-the-time football trainers. He’s even traded in the usual games that he would play on his Xbox 360 for Fifa! So naturally, when he has some Xbox time you can hear countless “COME ON RONALDO” and “PENALTY!” being yelled from his bedroom, much to my amusement.

Due to this ever growing love for football, his Dad and I have put him into a little 10wk children’s football tournament, for two ‘seasons’ now and he just adores it. Wednesday nights are his favourite night and I have to say, I love hearing all about the matches he played with his wee buddies and whether he scored a goal or saved one from going in. There have been hints to us about to send him to a summer football club too, so who knows! 😉


Aside from my son loving football, my own little Brother {whose not so little anymore due to him being almost 30!}, is a huge football fanatic {understatement of the year}. So much so that he is currently travelling from Nice in France to Monaco for the second Northern Ireland football match in the Euro 2016 football tournament.

So it looks like I am to become one of those Mums with a footy mad boy and I say

Do you have a football mad child? 

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  1. 14/06/2016 / 9:30 AM

    Jaxon loves picking up the ball and carrying it round the house and garden but hasn’t shown so much interest in football yet. We did watch the Wales match on Saturday but Jaxon was out with Daddy and Grandparents so might have to put the football on later today if it’s on before bedtime and see what he makes of it. We keep joking that he needs to learn to rugby rather than football (because rugby players are tough guys who keep going whereas footballers tend to get a little kick and collapse in a heap lol)

    • 14/06/2016 / 9:31 AM

      I love your new header – don’t think I’ve seen that one before 😀

  2. 14/06/2016 / 11:43 PM

    We arent huge football fans in this house but it sounds like your little boy is loving it!

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