Soul Plumbing

17 11 2008

Sport’s something that really plumbs the depths of the soul. If you don’t know what I mean by that, then either you don’t play sport, you haven’t left a sport, or you aren’t playing it properly.

TEAMLiving in Japan, easily the thing I miss about my former life in Australia is sport. In Japan, no real sports leagues available to people who have finished their “school life” (from elementary to tertiary).
Sure, I get to play sport – and on a relatively regular basis – but it’s not the same as being part of a team striving for a common goal. And the camaraderie that exists. Pre-game, game, post game.

There’s no wrong reason for anyone to play sport.
People can have different goals within a sport – be it basketball, football, volleyball or soccer. Any sport. TEAMThe lessons we learn in sport are lessons that are valuable and applicable for life in general.
The very concept of team – learning that something can be greater than the sum of it’s parts – that’s invaluable.
As a father, I now look forward to playing sport with my son – and hopefully he’ll gain from participating in sport, the way I gained.
It’s something we all share – now that’s a brotherhood.

Hoops Addict is currently working working with Adidas on their Brotherhood campaign, and a lucky reader can win a great prize swag.  Head over to Hoops Addict and check out the Brotherhood of Ballers piece, and put down your story to have a chance of winning. I have.




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