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I don’t think sport should be about sucking up to people but on ability, what does everybody else think?


Posted anonymously, 22nd January 2014


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  • I totally agree. My daughter played netball for a while and a couple of the other players were friends with the coach. So they got more game time because of this, tgeÿ were second rate players


  • Good reading the comments to this there really interesting!


  • It shouldn’t be that way


  • it has been like it for such a long time, until the kids get a lot older


  • In the ideal world it should be about ability, unfortunately we will never live in the ‘ideal’ world.


  • Coaches are always going to have favourite families.


  • yeah i think the same


  • Sport is for everyone to learn and get a hold of what they are good at. Like anything practice makes perfect like swimming lessons.


  • Yes everything else in life should be like this also, but in reality it is not.


  • Of course it should be just like everything else in life :)


  • Yes, I agree . . . however in the real world, just like we all have seen during our working life, politics (sucking up) does play a big part.


  • It is not just sports. It seems now with the increase in social media, it depends on who is “friends” with whom. To be able to get anywhere in a lot of organisations you have to play the political popularity games. I refuse to, so I am hoping this will not affect her when she is older… There does not seem to be a lot you can do about it either.


  • All kids shoul have a chance to learn and play sports. Some may not be naturals straight away but should be given the chance to try.


  • yes definitely ability…except when they are very little, then just for fun and give everyone a chance to play


  • You sound upset :( But yea you are right.. Should be about ability…


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