I used to go and support Margate FC most home games before my MS got so I could no longer drive. I have tried it since a few times but being in a wheelchair watching the team run and leap about knowing I will never be able to hurts. I love watching sport on the tellie but I dont want to watch Margate anymore which is a shame because they are having a good season. That is not the reason for this post I am writing because my grandson played on the five a side pitches this week. I am old enough to remember the nurseries that used to stand next door to Margate FC a throwback to when Thanet used to have marvelous floral displays and spend money whooing visitors to the island. I am not saying the council dont spend money now just that our floral displays will never win any prizes unlike some local authorities who create marvelous displays.
Margate FC and the five aside pitches. Earlier this week loads of infant schools from around Thanet held a mini football tournament after school. My wife and my son went along to support our grandson so did his mum and dad. Margate FC do a lot of good work with youngsters in the community and the pitches are available to hire for a modest fee. I dont know if the club was inolved in the school tournament but what I do know is the look of pride on my grandsons face when he recieved his medal was worth a fortune. The kids who took part all got a medal and I hope that the evening inspires them all to join a team and take up football training rather than playing football on a computer. My son played for Margate FC Youth from the age of six and still plays occasionaly now more than 16 years later. Margate FC deserve a good season, I wish them well. COME ON YOU BLUES
Photo of Margate flowers from TALES OF MRS H blog taken on a trip to Margate read about her trip Here