I got asked to do the graphics for this event.
It’s a movie screening night.
So, some of you may know that I have been playing sport competitively since I was 6. In my “career”, I have had a multitude of coaches and managers.
People who have selflessly given up their time to develop and input into the lives of those younger. True Local Heroes.
Until recently, I have only been coaching sports at school (Year 8 and 9 boys; Year 11/12 Girls and Boys), as well as running a two surf clubs – one school based, and one open to the general public.
However recently I have volunteered my services with club hockey. At the moment, I’m the person who takes the turf training when the regular coaches have work commitments, and I get to take the 7/8 girls and the 11/12 girls.. which is pretty fun, plus I love turf.
Next year it looks like I’ll have my own permanent team, probably the 9/10 girls.
I have however applied for a state managerial role for an upcoming tour, which would be awesome if I got, as I will get to travel to Darwin, a place in Australia I have yet to travel to. It might however clash with a planned end of season trip to Bali, with the boys from Wasps – a place I have also yet to travel to.
Meanwhile, I have also applied for a leadership position in the house system at school. They’ve never had houses before, and it starts this term, and I’m in the running. Would be an excellent opportunity.
Only time will tell.
Live on it.
So last week there was a ball, that we decided to attend. It was a red carpet event with the theme being Oscars.
I’ve become rather close with some amazing women that I go surfing with regularly.
So we took the opportunity to push aside the wetsuits and bikini’s and tousled wet hair, and glam ourselves up for a night.
For two of them, it was promising to be a night where they might meet their potential husbands. We were looking to it for ages. Amy is good friends with a professional photographer and he asked some of us to come down to the beach before hand for a photo shoot. We should be getting the images in a few weeks time. I can’t wait to see them!
It was an amazingly fun night. All the girls looked stunning. The food was decent. The music was TERRIBLE. Seriously, who hired the dj? The last song i traditionally supposed to be the best song, and everyone gets into it, and dances their heart out before we have to leave, and he puts it on, and it’s some sort of riverdance song that no one has ever heard of, offset with a tacky dance beat.
Despite the terrible music, we ripped it up on the dance floor, and had to swat away the undesirables who were trying to pick us up.
The male talent was definitely lacking, so no husbands were found on the night. ha ha.
When you’re out in the surf, and you’ve just caught an amazingly big wave, and you’re riding it, and some inexperienced surfer loses their board and it smacks you smartly across the back of the head.
Not only do you have to worry about the huge waves, and the possibility that you might be concussed, you also don’t realise that you’re pouring out blood like there’s no tomorrow, and probably attracting every shark within a 20km radius.
I still have the scab, and it just started bleeding again.
Good thing I have a lot of hair right?
So we had another long weekend surf trip, and I again plucked some groms from my school and carted them along for the ride.
Destination: Horrocks – 6 hours north.
Wave Forecast : 4m Swell.
Weather : Darn nice.
The only problem is, we left on Friday and Saturday night I had a hockey match.
So most of saturday for me was spent on the highway, 12 long hours…
The hockey match was tight, and closely matched.
At half time it was still nil-nil.
15 minutes in, they scored the first goal of the match in an unlucky short corner.
A good ten minutes later we managed to equalise, with a great goal.
Two minutes later, with some exceptional running, we went up by a goal.
There was 2 minutes left of the match, and due to a bad call we had a short corner awarded against us.
Unfortunately they managed to convert this to a goal, making the score 2 all with just over minute remaining.
We managed to get into their circle, and with 7 seconds remaining, missed their goals by about a cm.
So depressing, as we should have won.
Back to surfing…
Sunday arvo, myself and two of the other female leaders, Bri and Liss decided to take all the younger girls out, for a sesh with no boys.
This was the first time I’ve actually only gone out with girls.
It’s certainly very different. For one, there’s a lot more screaming (okay, so the groms we had were inexperienced and didn’t like big waves). Liss and I were out the back catching the huge waves, and it was so funny watching the waves hit these girls closer to the shore (and a lot smaller) and seeing 6 boards go flying in the air as they all get wiped out).
I caught this one wave, and was riding it, and all of a sudden I got hit in the back of the head by a surfboard.
Afterwards we found a road side shower, and found some shampoon and conditioner in one of the cars and 8 of us girls all jumped into the shower at once.
To say we stopped traffic was an understatement. ha ha. Even the cops came by to see what was up.
Good times girls, good times.