Friday marked the end of another Social eyes chapter.
Our Social eyes group have been meeting up @KCM Arena @Stubbin football field, running social distancing events since lockdown was lifted, and Friday was our last session and we had a blast.
Before we go any further we must give a huge shout out to the amazing Rawmarsh St Joseph’s Junior Football Club, it’s your kindness and generosity that has made these past few weeks possible. When others shut us out you opened your doors and took us in, for which every person who attends or works @Social eyes are extremely grateful. It was a match made in heaven when we affiliated to your club.
Over the weeks that we have been using the field we have seen the new improved dugouts take shape, the field cared for and now the mini pitch has dugouts, without the digging. A great set up thanks to the hard work of parents/committee and sponsors. Both my sons played up there in the 1970/80’s and it’s a testament to you all that it is still going strong for the youngsters of Rawmarsh.
The weather has not always been kind to us, as while the field is beautifully positioned at the top of the hill, this does mean that you are exposed to the elements on all sides. If it’s windy or raining in Rawmarsh it’s ten time worse up here. There have been sunny days but a lot of cold/wet/windy days. However, not to be beaten our intrepid contestants donned their winter wear to bravely complete the final day of competition, with not a single complaint about being cold. Certainly a very hardy bunch, given that there is little opportunity to move around due to the strict social distancing which is in place when they meet.
The concluding session of Summer of Sport competition began with a musical accompaniment to the four golden rules of lockdown, that start every session.
Wash your hands; don’t stand too close to me; respect for others and listen.
Then it was on to a full session of WELLY WANGING. Forty one Social eyes users had a wang! Some with more success than others. Staff formed a protective barrier between the wangers and the watchers, but unfortunately some of the staff ???? hadn’t mastered the fact that if a welly came wanging towards you, then you move!!!!!
So after all that welly wanging to decide the winning team, we then finished up with two teams throwing the exact same distance.
So who ended up the winners??????