By day I am have my own beauty salon in Boldon Colliery. It’s a great job. All week you get to pamper women, make them look beautiful and talk about girly things.
By night and at weekends I am a soccer Mom. It’s mud, flasks of coffee, paper cups, washing kit and matching socks- that my role. It’s from one extreme to the other.
It’s difficult as a Mum to manage your kid’s expectations. I’m very proud of my son. He plays centre back for Boldon Vipers. I think he’s a great player but who knows if he’s good enough to play professionally.
I am competitive but we have an unspoken rule in our club to behave ourselves. I have seen two mothers physically fighting over one of their kids pushing another- ridiculous! My husband John has threatened to lock me in the car on occasion- well not really but almost!
Three years ago my boy’s team won the league and I’ll never forget the party they held at The Shack- the local social club. Sixteen eleven-year old boys totally elated, plus all their siblings running around. This song came on and they all stood in the middle of the room, jumping around ‘here we come, here we go’. Every time I hear that song that day comes flooding back.”
Photo: Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside