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Sporting your life vicariously – the return

MissPdubyah gave up playing Club Hockey 18 months ago, and all Hockey at the end of her time at College. Much to the despair of MrsPhil and myself. After all … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the last Tournament – Aftermath

The Final Federation Cup Hockey Tournament for the #1 Daughter is done and dusted. After the two games on Monday the dye had been cast and the girls were then … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the last Tournament

Next week my daughter will be playing for her College team at the 2012 Federation Cup Secondary School Tournament in Carterton. It will be for her, and many others, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sporting your life vicariously – the one where they end in tears.

It’s down to the final few games of College hockey for Ms17 (MS18 in 37 days she informs me), and last night was the final of the local secondary schools tournament. I’d forgotten how … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jolly Hockey Sticks – the College edition

Every year there is a pre-season Inter-College “tournament” at St. Cuthberts College in Remuera. It’s called the Anzac tournament and is by invitation only. As part of promotion the College hosts … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Growing up and letting go – sporting your life vicariously – Update

Well it seems I lost the good fight to Keep daughter into playing Hockey this year. Having had all the advantages, support, encouragement and backing of many people, having had access to … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up and letting go – sporting your life vicariously

At 17 it’s come down to a battle of wills. Miss does not want to play club hockey this year. We already agreed that the representative competitions weren’t going to be a feature, it still  seems … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Living your life vicariously – the sporting edition

And this is where it gets interesting since I’d like her to play to prove a point and to have some fun, and she is saying no

October 3, 2011 · Leave a comment


So this time we’re hiding in plain sight, in the sun, with the other parents, but this time she’s a player not an umpire.

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment


After the chop-shop (the hairdresser) I stopped at the Hockey to have a look at the umpiring skills of the daughter. After all it’s what a father does. Apparantly she … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

The sport of watching sport

I watch my daughter at hockey. Shes progressed through the years aand plats a respectable level for a decent club, in fact premier Womens level. The game today was marred … Continue reading

June 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

I Made good my bet

I had, on reflection, a rather daft bet with Ms16 (then 15) about her ability to score a goal in hockey. As a “back” I was confident that I’d manage … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously

  As you may know I’m big on supporting my children in their endeavours, particularly sporting ones. Ms16 plays a mean game of field hockey, and it’s between seasons now … Continue reading

November 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Keeping up with the kids

It’s a bit like living your live vicariously, but there is an awful amount of herding and shepherding going on at the moment with the daughter. You’ll know, or you … Continue reading

March 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

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