How many people do you know who cannot wait for the weekend sport to arrive? There has to be something really special in their sporting experiences to make them so enthusiastic. I know, because I was one of these people. As I could not find anything written on we average players and our sport, I decided to write of the fun I have had. It would surprise me if sportsmen reading this book don’t recall many similar experiences of their own, and reminiscing can be such fun.
This book records many amusing incidents, some amazing, even freakish happenings, and describes the many remarkable characters whom I have played with and against. It tells of the highs of victory and the disappointments of defeat. Despite lack of sporting equipment and facilities during the Great Depression of the 1930’s and the Second World War, it describes how we children used ingenuity and initiative to still manage to compete against each other.
Having been a teacher, I was heavily involved with coaching and organising children’s sport over the years, and I tell some of those experiences as well as my own. I played twelve different sports competitively, so almost every reader with an interest in a particular sport should find a reference to it. The first chapter is on children’s sport, describing the delight of small children in participating, particularly in team events.
Each of the author’s major sports of cricket, Australian Rules Football, golf and bowls has a whole chapter devoted to it, while other sports of tennis, table tennis, squash, badminton, men’s basketball, competitive square dancing, fishing, and volleyball each provide many stories, and brief mention is given to hockey and rugby. If you love sport, please read and enjoy this book.
Publication date: August 25, 2017 (source)
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