Some were along the line we all ways say I need to catch up with him, her, or them and some were along the line we seem not too for one reason or another. Well I’m making a point of effort to do so, I started with going to watch a game of AFL with a club I had a lot of years coaching and working with as development & skills coach, all so coaching colts getting them ready for seniors for the future of the club.
I haven’t seen these boys play for a few years for one excuse or another just didn’t get their and my new position makes it easy not to get their..Hahahhah . Can I say I’m so glad I made the effort had such a great day, it was a final, loose season is over win into the GF, massive crowd on a stunning Perth day and the football was so good to watch both teams very even.
I was standing in amongst some of the crowd and I hear a name haven’t heard for a few years, Lardy how are ya mate,,Mmm that’s the name I haven’t heard for awhile..in the AFL programme everyone is named by nick names haha and mine was Lardy which I carried for over 40 years Lol Another story Lol.
The great thing with sports are the people you meet and the characters you get to know with the friendship that can last for ever and that is from amateurs to the professional level.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
It was a great day I caught up with past and present players, coaches, parents, kids their kids and many more, but it was the stories, the laughs , the memories, some sadness that turned into a great story.. the greatest part of the day it was genuine they were glad to see me and reminisce of the old days and talk about the future, but all so I was glad to be there and that I had gone down to the game with the opportunity of catching up with people that were a huge part of my life for many or short years knowing I had an influence some were along in their life..the boys lost by 2 points and it was a brilliant game to watch they will have a rest and start for next season in 6 weeks, for me I’m so glad I went down and I know there are a lot of great people to catch up with in my life.
Great friends. Are people you don’t need to talk to every single day. You don’t need to talk to each other for weeks, or months. But when you do, it’s as if you never stopped talking.