Saturday, 6 September 2008
We went to see the Small Boy play his second game of in-line hockey today. I wanted to try and get some shots for him but we were up on a balcony in the gym and I had to use the zoom on my pathetic 3.2 mp PAS and I was shooting through the safety net. Still, I got a lot of photos.
Look at no 19!!!!
There he is again! That one's a bit blurry but hey! It's a fast game, hockey, you know!
I could pick him out though because of the blue bottoms on his trousers.
For those who are interested in that sort of thing, the team is called The Wild Hogs and their motto is'100% Ferral'. Hmmm
Look, there he is again!
Not sure what he's actually doing in any of these. There seemed to be a lot of whacking at a puck with sticks.
I really like that one on the left. It's a great action shot. He tried really hard but he wasn't really fast enough most of the time. Still, he was all over the court.
We were waving frantically from the balcony but he was waaay too cool to wave back. Totally absorbed in his game.
Boy we cheered though. When his team scored, even if he was nowhere near the puck we cheered and cheered.
Here he is again. I got quite a few half decent shots really didn't I?
There are more too.
Which is a shame really because, this isn't actually The Small Boy.
We didn't make this discovery until 5 minutes before the end when his Mum arrived and filled us in. I think this is someone called Matt.
The Small Boy, it transpired, wore No 35 and played for the opposing team. Here he is.
That's him side on, smack in the middle at the back. Once you know you can see it's him right? I was a bit shocked by how small he looked really. Considering he's 10. That little girl playing on the right? She's 6.
So I can't really tell you about how he played. We had a quick look at him for the last few minutes but it was difficult to tell what he was capable of in that time. I did get a few shots of him though. Before the siren went.
Oh well. There's always next week.