Thank you to everyone for your amazing support over the past season. Can’t believe another year has gone by.
Next season sees us moving training to Wednesday. Girls training 6-7pm and then Vintage Laces and Laces Ladies from 7pm – 8pm
Hope you all enjoyed the end of year tournament.
As girls get older and exams loom, girls and parents talk to me about restricting time spent on sport in order to free up time for academic studies. I really encourage them not to for two reasons.
Firstly there is lots of research that has shown that playing regular sports actually helps boost your brain and improves cognitive function in a myriad of different ways. It also helps reduce stress which contributes to better performance. So time spent playing sport is time spent improving your brain.
Secondly it is rare that the time spent playing sport is then spent studying. When I was at University I played sport on Monday nights, Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. My flat mates had all that time to study but they didn’t do any more work, have more friends or get a better degree. They just filled that time with different activities. They slept in every Saturday morning for instance and were still in their pyjamas when I got back from home matches. In short, there is a limit to the number of hours you can effectively study each week and that still leaves plenty of time for sport.
So giving up sport won’t make you do better in exams but playing regular sport will help you get better academic results.
Limehouse Laces featured on BBC iplayer
Limehouse Laces has three teams taking part in the FA People’s Cup. The teams are U16s, U14s and Adult Female as we have some sixth formers from George Green’s who have been involved with our after school club who are taking part.
Very excitingly, Beattie and Hannah were featured on BBC Radio 5 Live afternoon’s edition on Thursday January 14th promoting the competition – check out recording on BBC iplayer. They were brilliant by the way.
Thanks to everyone who came along on Monday for our Christmas Family and Friends Tournament – the most bonkers tournament ever. We had four teams, Tinsel, Mince Pies, Super Snowmen and Christmas Puddings. Team Tinsel won the tournament but I think the real win was that we didn’t have to stretcher off any parents!
We finished with a Guinness Book Of Records attempt to have the largest number of people possible play a 11v11 game of football (ok I lie but it was approximately 20v20 with an age range of 4-44 (or possibly slightly older – not mentioning any names!)).
Anyway everyone had lots of fun and we wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Thank you to Comic Relief who have given us funding from their Communities Fund to allow us to keep expanding and give more girls the opportunity to engage with the club. Thank you from all of us.