As I watch my reflection in our window glass my young mind is joggling a lot of questions, questions that typically run inside a young mind’s brain. Whenever I see them playing that ball skillfully, I asked. Will I be able to have such talent in playing football? I often see these teenagers playing football during weekends when I was a child. The back of my mind may have been unconscious that time, without knowing that I am starting to like this ball game. In fact, I am starting to love it. Whenever I see my father watches a football game together with brother, I witness their excitement, which added more of my interest with this ball game.
When I turned ten, I realized that I am ready to face my dream, my dream of becoming a football player. I knew that my body was strong enough to play this game. I now fully realized that I love football whether or not I play it. Football game made me realized that a person’s life would be much happier if he or she is not just engaged with any typical activities of life. Football is a reliever. It gives me happiness whenever my body is stressed out. It even gives me a more positive outlook in life. Therefore, I can say that being involved and being a football lover is not just a plain and mere pleasure, it is a life-changing event that a person can experience. I get to play with different people that I never knew before; I get to know the true meaning of friendship whenever I play football. My co-players are not just my team mates, but they became my true friends inside or outside the football ground.
For me, football is different from other sports because of how it is being played. The collaboration of challenge and fun come out to be exciting and very entertaining. I can still remember when I was still on my first grade; I was hesitant if a young body like mine would be able to play such an active sport, but then I realized, nothing is impossible. My first attempt was hard, of course. But since I was starting to love this game, my body went from a child playing simple toys to a body of future football player. It was a good body workout if I may say, as it made me a stronger not just intellectually, but physically. I get to sweat a lot, which I know a good activity for the heart.
Whenever I am tired from whatever activities made me retire that day, I often watch any football game. It makes my physical body relaxed while it gives me a mental excitement; it fights my boredom, definitely. More than the entertainment it brings, football can strength a person’s mind, I know because it did mine. It started when I was trying to know the basics, which I wanted to know more about the game. My mind was empty at first, but when I started watching a game outside from our window until I was watching a more serious game with my father, I knew what I should do if I am to play this game. Just like any other sports, football will sharpen your mind, thinking of how to win such a game.
Ever since I started to learn and play football, I started to love everything that surrounds the game more than the actual game itself. I even felt that every time I am on the football ground, it was my time to represent our city and our people in a way that would make them proud. That is why football is like a complete package wherein you get to develop friendship, strength, self-discipline, and a person’s overall wellbeing.
Ahern, Nick. "Why I love football and it's not all about the game | Football Supporters' Federation." Football Supporters' Federation | Football Supporters' Federation. N.p., 3 Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.