Growing up as a young boy, I loved everything about footy. Teammates, the thrill of kicking a goal, thrill of winning close matches, practicing at home and, of course, watching it either on TV or attending live games.
Whether it was the front of my house, backyard, the park or the local supermarket carpark, as kids we always found a way to put some goal posts together and start a game.
We would use trees – I even had my Mum plant 4 trees out the front of our house – shopping trolleys, jumpers on the ground, sticks in the sand at the beach, bins – we would put together 4 of anything that would resemble goal posts.
Now that my son has started playing footy, I’m discovering he has the same passion for the sport and the same problem trying to practice his goal kicking from any location.
Well finally, the wait is over. Backyard footy, junior footy clinics and holidays will be changed forever.