May 23, 2024


Exercise makes you strong

You only get one life

I’d attempted my hand at a total host of athletics in excess of the several years, far more prominently Soccer as nicely as dabbing into Rugby Union.

To be fair even at one particular issue I was in schooling to be a Pro Wrestler and went on to seem in three exhibits as several guises, but none of the over clicked very as substantially as American Soccer which I came to at the comparatively late age of 27. 

The activity in the Britain is not that well included by the media but if you go hunting for it you are going to locate in excessive of 70 adult groups actively playing in a few tiers of BAFANL football with some of it to decent normal, not to mention a College League, Youth, Women’s and Flag competitions as perfectly. 

In the beginning, signing for my local group the Lincolnshire Bombers I had started jogging by way of drills as an Offensive Lineman with the teams Offensive Coordinator in the off season in order to get me up to pace for my Rookie. 

In excess of the system of my time at the Bombers, I located myself falling in enjoy with the sport.

A time which yielded the “Rookie Player of the Year”, “Coaches Participant of the Year” and “Players Player of the Year” awards. 

In the recreation of the 2016 period, I endured an broken fibula, and ankle dislocation that saw me not only out for the yr but acquiring to undergo a 3 hour surgical treatment and owning a steel splint in my reduced foot.

At periods through that 12 months I fought hard to get back to complete health and inspite of many bumps both mentally and physically I managed to get myself into a position to move up a Division and start off for Nottingham Caesars the subsequent period. 

In 2018, I moved up all over again to the Premier Division for Sheffield Giants and switched placement to Defensive Tackle, registering 5 sacks, a fumble recovery and scoring a basic safety during that calendar year.

Quickly ahead right now due to the fact then I’ve co-started a new crew the Scunthorpe Alphas as nicely as as the Sealand Seahawks national team, the place I’m also the Vice President as nicely as a player.

As my time inevitably winds down I deserted early sporting retirement and a move into a coaching purpose at a local group in favor of travelling new locations, conference new individuals and dealing with distinct levels of football.

In 2021, I played in the Irish League for the NI Razorbacks from Belfast and have returned to England to participating in in the SFC Division 2 for Cornwall Monarchs for 2022. 

Later this year in September with the Seahawks we will participate in in Montpellier towards a workforce representing France. Up coming 12 months will see excursions to Iceland and Spain. 

My assistance?

You only get one particular existence, one particular possibility to make the most of your time. Shell out it properly.

By the time your prime has long gone, the very last factor you want is regrets. 

(Mikey Gray)