Our Chosen Sport MY CHOSEN SPORT By SHANE ADAIR My chosen sport is football. I play football every day and play for a club called Saintfield AYC.
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As well as playing football for Saintfield, I enjoy going out for runs and playing badminton and squash at college.
My footballing career has been pretty successful. I have won the league and league cups in the under tens with my home club, Killyleagh, the league in the under twelve’s and won the league and league cup in the under 14s with Saintfield AYC. In the under sixteen's, I won the league cup with Saintfield United.
My chosen sport is football. I currently play football for Larne and am out on loan from Linfield. I also have played for Northern Ireland at schoolboy level.
I train 3 times a week and play a match on a Saturday. I also do weight training.
I fought in the all-Ireland championships and got to the final but got disqualified for kicking below the belt.
I also fought in the European championships in Sweden and the world championships in Dallas Texas.
I also won a competition in Rotterdam. (UK Championships)
As well as fighting in karate I also partake in soccer, I play soccer for Ardglass FC I am a goal keeper.
I play on the right of midfield and it is draining both mentally and physically, however I still love it. My favourite position however is centre midfield because I feel I get more of the ball and can drive forward a lot.
As well as playing football I also help coach it. Me and my mate Gary are currently coaching the SERC ladies football team and are currently champions of the dale farm 5a-side tournament.
In the sport I do many of us practise our climbing at indoor walls using a top rope, this means that all I have to do is climb and not worry about placing gear in the rocks. Many competitions take place at indoor wall, taking into account you technique.
From doing this sport I have taken many excursions to Scotland climbing in the highlands. These are some of the hardest climbs i have ever experienced, mainly due to the nature of the rock, that being that is crumbles, meaning that finding gear placements is quite challenging
This picture was taken in the Mournes in Co. Down, it was at a mountain called Slieve Meelmore, up the side of a climb called Spellek This is were i go when i am training for excursions.
Next year I hope to continue with my kickboxing and receive my next grade in the summer.
Tai-jutsu helps to build physical strength, power and endurance as well as other principles.
I carry a license stating that I am ranked, the level I am at and any rules that I might have broken which is none.
These pictures are just showing a demonstration of the striking skills that I practise. The first picture shows me performing a low roundhouse kick.
The army cadet force is like a mini version of the British army, we do all sorts of things like shooting, drill, physical training, assault courses, field training, annual camp and weekends down at Ballykinlar camp .
The best thing about the cadets is the physical side of it we do Physical training tests, 3 mile runs on the beach, assault courses, the 2 mile marine endurance course, day and night patrols with all our army kit and sleeping under the stars.
This is me on 6 foot monkey bars across a deep pool of water, I was holding on for life as I didn’t want to end up soaked! But there was worse to come . . . . . .
This was me and my friend on a high rope. We decided to be the only girls to cross it.
Again it was under a massive pool of deep water and the rope was as high as my house!
And then arms give in and I really don’t want to drop into that swimming pool!
Absolutely soaked after my big drop into that pool behind me!
Wet and mucky . . . The best way to be in the cadets and after that assault course I got to fly in an RAF sea-king helicopter
In the college they have a numbers of sporting teams and I have represented the college in the Gaelic team for the past two years. This year we have entered a ladies soccer team in which I have been given the honour of being the team captain. So far we have played one competition and we came out overall winners, so we’re Northern Ireland champions.
I play soccer for a team called Tollymore Ladies. I enjoy this as the standard of football is better than the team I used to play for and the craic that we have as a team both on and off the pitch is “some craic”.