First of all we'd like to wish you a Happy New Year for 2020 🥂... Hopefully 2019 was good for you but 2020 will be even better 💪🏼
December was a busy month for us, with a record 16 videos being published on YouTube - WOW! This was mostly thanks to Panini who provided us with their Premier League Advent Calendar with Adrenalyn XL cards and packs behind each door. Check out the videos here.
But we also had the support of the One Glove Company who supplied us with gloves and clothing to show you. there's more of these video reviews coming in January too, with a top secret item that comes out in January, which we think you'll love 😍
We also did 2 Giveaways as a Christmas thank you to all our followers & subscribers. First we gave away a Boot Buddy Gift Pack AND then we gave away a pair of Chris Haigh Goalkeeper.Coach gloves and a pair of grip socks. Sorry if you didn't win but we will be doing more Giveaways in 2020.
At home I moved out of my bedroom for a few weeks whilst it was being decorated. I've moved my glove display downstairs into the room where I record a lot of my videos and de-cluttered my room a bit, ready for secondary school in September.
GOALKEEPING & ACADEMY
My MRFA Academy arranged a match vs Brighton & Hove Albion Elite squad (1 under their main Academy - they have 5 levels!). This was a 2 hour drive but well worth the trip. Brighton's Training Ground is amazing, with the 1st team training facilities with the youth academies too. The matches were tough but I enjoyed the experience and learnt lots.
Since September I've been looking for a new Goalkeeper coaching session in addition to my MRFA Academy and grassroots team training. The 1-2-1's every week were tiring with all the travel and trying to fit in school work plus other sports was a problem. So I now have a new weekly routine which I'll share with you in the new year...
I went to watch a few Spurs games in December, which were full of highs and lows. Spurs have a great new coach in Mourinho (sad to see Poch go), but it's the same inconsistent performances from our players sadly. Let's hope he gets them going in January or we make some changes with a couple of ins and outs.
Every year we go to watch Panto at The Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliffe-on-Sea. It's always a great show and this year was the best! They had Diversity (the dance group who won 'Britains Got talent' a few years ago) in it and Ashley Banjo had the main part of Robin Hood. It was excellent and I recommend you go and see it if you get a chance.
We only played 1 match in December due to weather cancellations, but it was a great last match (see my match report for details). Afterwards we had arranged to play Quasar which was great fun, followed my a meal afterwards. This was a great team-bonding event to finish the year on a high.
I did a few golf sessions in December, plus I played at Top Golf with my friend Herbie. Golf is a great game to relax away from football, but also keeps working on your hand-eye-ball co-ordination. If you haven't tried it, Top Golf is a great, fun way to start. It's like 10 Pin bowling with scores for each player so you can compete against each other. The best golfer doesn't always win!
This just leaves me to say thank you to everyone for subscribing to my YouTube channel, my Instagram account and if you're really hard-core, for subscribing to this website too.
Wishing you a Happy & Successful New Year once again,