Subject: Re: Oli at football tryouts!
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:59:03 +0100
To: Liisa Kemp

On 11/09/2014 18:24, Liisa Addi K wrote:

Thought you might appreciate this photo of Oli! Hope you're well.
Thanks for the photo of Ollie trying out for football for his school.

I was the goalie for my primary school, even though I was *really* small. My next-door neighbour had been a professional player (or perhaps strong amateur, I do not recall the precise details) and, at my family's request, had spent some time teaching me on the nearby playing field. I was fearless (with the stud-marks on my thighs to show for it) & magic on the ground. However, being so short, all they had to do was lift it over my head. Whoops (though in primary school the goals were smaller).

When I went to Grammar School I immediately put myself forward for the School team as a goalie. The teacher acting as coach took one look at me & dismissed the idea of me as a Goalie out of hand (*far* too short - I did not even get a trial in goal; I was allowed to run around whilst the other lads were given a trial; it was embarrassing).

Alex Kemp