Spare legs



On the day of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and neighbours Atletico Madrid, I was at an equally contested match: Paringa Park primary school versus Highgate primary school, watching my friends’ lad play.

With much enthusiasm and not a little skill these two teams battled it out. Paringa Park had two secret weapons- spare players to rest on the sidelines and to come on as substitutes – and, unlike Highgate primary, girls. The Paringa Park girls displayed much energy, bravery and some fancy footwork, making a huge contribution to the contested midfield, helping their team to run out a 2-0 winning scoreline.


It was great to see young people engaged in the world game, their energy and sportsmanship. The Socceroos surely have a bright future. Mind you, they may have to let girls into the team.

For the Daily Post weekly photo challenge spare.

See also:

Adelaide, Amor & the A-League

Proper football.


3 comments on “Spare legs”

  1. What a interesting interpretation of the challenge; makes me want to see more of your work as a photographer.

    I’ll be following you from now on. Have an amazing day! 🙂


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