Lacrosse

Not written in my blog for a while so, here goes. In the last couple of weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to play in two great games of mixed hockey, both of which I’ve enjoyed immensely, incorporating new friends and old, which has been just great but ….here’s the surprise….I’ve been to two lacrosse training sessions with my eldest daughter on the same astroturf pitch that Salisbury hockey club use. It’s the first time I’ve ever had the chance to try lacrosse, despite having watched a few games in the past, and having looked at thousands of lacrosse websites across the world for the ‘sport near you’ section of my website www.bentwhistlethedragon.co.uk. Not having ever picked up a lacrosse stick before last Sunday, it was a real thrill to finally do so at the same time as my nine year old daughter. The smile on her face when she started trying to pick the ball up and throw it was a delight to see, a smile that gradually got bigger and bigger as she had to train alongside me and then run out against me in a few of the exercises. I’d like to say I let her win the ball all the time, and some of the time I did, but it was only really my hockey experience and hand-eye coordination that gave me an advantage over her. I suspect it won’t be long before I won’t get anywhere near her, either at hockey or lacrosse, as I know she’s excited to continue with the coaching sessions and hopefully play a part in the new club that’s trying to be formed in this part of the world. So to all of you Salisbury residents old and young alike, I urge you to come and have a go at lacrosse. It’s free of charge, fantastic fun, run by friendly, knowledgable coaches and offers the chance to make some new friends while keeping fit and having fun at the same time.The sessions run until 15th July every Sunday, 2-3pm as South Wilts Sports Club, Wilton Road, Salisbury. For more information contact Holly Benton at salisburylacrosse@live.co.uk. I look forward to seeing you there.

A couple of other things to mention. First, I seem to have had my twitter account suspended for no reason that I know of. I’ve sent quite a few messages to twitter support, and so far have had no reply. So for anyone who’s tried to follow me on twitter, I can only offer my apologies and assure you that I’m doing my best to try and resolve the problem. The second thing I would like to say is that no one has commented on anything I’ve had to say…………..ouch! Now I can honestly say I don’t really like the sound of my own voice, and part of me thinks that no one at all is reading any of this…..but I know that the blog page of my website is most definitely looked at. So, once again to try and get things going……I’ll offer a free copy of my book to the first person to make a sensible, thoughtful and hopefully amusing post….and yes, wherever you are in the world, so long as it’s not in the middle of the Amazon, or Antarctica, etc, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you all…..well…both of you anyway!

My daughter and I at the second Salisbury lacrosse coaching session.

Your thoughts are much appreciated..........Thanks!