Ok, I know I am normally a wedding , family, glamour photographer …but today …this is slightly different …today …I am just a proud mom! Actually everyday I am a proud mom (well ok ..maybe not everyday!!) I have three sons and they are all awesome in their very own individual ways! And when they are awesome …they take after me ….and when they arent …they take after dad!! LOL!
Jarred, our middle son is a very keen rugby player and he plays for Villagers Rugby FC! Without a doubt, he lives, breathes and consumes rugby ..he is passionate about the game and has been since he was a little boy! He has definitely caused me lots of grey hairs with his passion for this game! Anyway, on Saturday they played against the mighty Sir Lowrians! Sir Lowrians have two ex Springbok players in their team (Earl Rose and Bolla Conradie) and have were strong contenders to win the league! Both teams needed to win in order to be transferred to the next level! Without a doubt, Villagers were definitely the underdogs ..as they had suffered lots of injuries and obviously Sir Lowrians had the upper hand from a pyschological point of view! In fact, Jarred had only just been cleared of a concussion …so needless to say, I was feeling nervous …and he definitely was!
And of course without a doubt, …I took my other passion along with me to watch this game! By photographing the rugby games, I can also rid myself of being a nervous mom!
Hard running and big hits were the order of the day! Villagers scored the first try by none other than Jarreds’ school mate who was playing his debut match for Villagers that day, Neil Du Toit! He had an awesome game and we were so very proud of him as well! (Jarred and Neil have been through primary school, high school and club rugby together) . Sir Lowrians came right back at Villagers and at one stage was leading on the scoreboard. But Villagers never allowed the game to get away from them and pulled it together beautifully in the last 10 minutes to win the game. I also have to say that every player from both Villagers and Sir Lowrians played with heart …we as the spectators were treated to a wonderful game of rugby! I was happy to be a supporter of the winning team …but I did feel very sorry for the team that lost …as they too had had an awesome game!