- she is passionate about the sport and we needed to make sure she had all the opportunties avaliable to her.
- under the club and provincial structure she was in she was going to run out of girls/ youth to play in a team with thus leaving her to play in adults team once she was in Year 9 (13 years old).
- we were looking long term for a health club environment to be involved in so she could form friends outside of school in a positive sporting environment.
She has been playing representative hockey for a few years and this year with the move and many more girls participting she might not have been seen as good enough by the decision makers this year to play representative hockey.
So after 3 trial days, 95 girls attending, and total exhaustion on her part, she was picked in the team putting her in the top 16 girls in our new province. I have to say right here and now I was stunned, and excited, to see her picked. I know that my daughter is good and well skilled. She trains hard, listens carefully and is really brave out there on the turf. The reality this year was that she was relatively unknown this year which just might have made a difference. I had been trying to tell her she needed to dream that she was good enough to trial and be picked but also if she was not picked it was only those three men decision and next year was another year. A very fine line of support to give.
Anyway to cut a long story short. Her team played their first game in the weekend. My very excited but somewhat nervous daughter put on her new strip and off she went.
Now I just have to remember to actually take my camera out when I am watching her play so that I can get some action shots.
So I guess that the moral of my little post is to make sure you dream. You just never know, it just might come true.