Harry’s soccer coach is turning 50 on the weekend and to celebrate he is going on a child free holiday with his wife to Port Douglas.
The moment I heard that the coach was having a milestone birthday near the end of the soccer season I began planning how the boys could help to make this momentous occasion even more special.
Together with the team manager we arranged to have some photos of the team framed for the boys to present to the coach, and we set about planning a mini surprise birthday party.
Tonight our plans all came together in what can only be described as a great night.
All the boys helped blow up balloons and decorate the table in preparation of the coach’s arrival.
There was lots of cheering and party poppers, lots of food and cake but above all lots of fun.
This has been Harry’s first year of soccer and thanks to the coach and the boys it has been the best experience.
Sport isn’t just about honing skills and playing a game, it’s about making connections and building lifelong friendships.