Saturday, August 6, 2011

A win and .....A WIn!

A momentous event happened to day in our house hold.   An event that has been long in the making and long in the waiting, and event that I thought I would never ever get to blog about.

Taylor's football team,( Fencibles G13 red), scored  there first victory of the season, over mid table Eastern Suburbs.   Proudly inspired by my daughters hat trick of goals to record a stunning, (and for the parents) a shock 3-0 victory.

It was a long time coming, but was very exciting for for all the girls in the team, they have improved heaps from where they started, and I have to admit the coach has shown amazing patience.  Don't know how he does it.

Now the other win......

Taylor with All Black Corey Jane.

Early in the week I was able to get some tickets to The All Blacks & Wallabies rugby Tri Nations test at Eden park.  For those not familiar with rugby it is our national game, and a some what biased crowd of 55000 turned up to watch it.   I had never been to a AB VS Australia test before so with Terry and Nathan organised to go to the movies , Taylor, my mate Mark and myself headed down to Pakuranga to catch the free bus to Eden Park.

On arrival we were lucky to spot All Black Corey Jane, who had just completed a TV interview.  So I  got a great pic of Taylor and him together...just awesome.

We had some good seats at one end of the park, and is was a great night as the AB's demolished the Aussies 30-14.  What an awesome day , a father couldn't ask for better.  Being part of a crowd of 55000 is alwys going to be fun.

Here are a few pics of the game...


  1. Totally spectacular on Taylors win. But you need to elaborate on her tricks!

    And exciting meeting Corey! He hook you up with a box seat?? And where is the black face paint?

  2. Rugby, the only game besides football (a.k.a. soccer) that does catch my interest. All Blacks rule! I wish I could be down there for the world cup.

  3. LOri: Never got a chance to get the face paint, twas a great night and we really enjoyed our selves very much. And yes excitment abounded after the football win.

  4. Sonja: Canada is one of our pool games in the world cup. Wish you were her to to watch it, God I hope we win.....sigh .....long time between drinks!

  5. Congratulations to the father of the goal scorer. It was both wonderful and heartbreaking watching my children compete. The victories are to be savored as are the improvements. It sounds like she is lucky to have a good coach. This is a great blessing.

    Yay! for father and daughter time. I do so miss that. You are doing good to enjoy it.

    Thanks for the share.

  6. Hooray for Taylor's win!! And to score tickets to the game sounds like icing on the cake so to speak.

  7. Good game, time with kids and friends basking in the delight of the crowd. Makes for life long fond memories.

  8. Thanks everyone, it indeed was excellent!!!!!

  9. Congrats to your daughter and to you, like Lori said, you have to explain the tricks. Rugby, I used to watch it in South Africa, not anymore. Now it's F1 and MotoGP