I was interviewed today by a London based press-officer for Age UK (who sponsor our Walking Football project). He looked about 17, but so do most people to me who don't possess any facial hair.
After a few of the usual questions about background, involvement and benefits of taking part, he threw me a little bit as he asked me why I was wearing a Finland shirt with the number 10 on it and named on the back with "Litmanen".
So I threw it back at him. "Simple", I replied, "It's to cover up the Vietnam national shirt I'm wearing underneath" !!! His chin nearly hit the ground when I showed him the sweat stained, yellow starred red shirt.
(I ought to say here that I have a collection of shirts purchased in countries I or members of my family have visited. I bought the Finnish in Tallinn one as I couldn't find one for Estonia).
Coaching is about providing football for children, not children for football.