Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Why Sally Shipard rocks!

It's hot! Bloody hot.

Australian summer can be a bit like that, can't it, even this year. My friends are gathered, some want to sit close, others are over dressed, most in green.

Chocolate cake! On a summers day? I went for hot chips!

Move over, it's getting hotter, but there's no space, not in the Canberra stands.

United are at home!

How do they do it?

If you've ever played football - I did in England and loved it when the temperature soared to 11 degrees.

In Canberra in October it reached - 16 degrees one day. I nearly died!

Watch Sally Shipard. 30 degrees and more and she's running 40, 50 or even 80 metres to chase a ball, to stop the play, to make the play. For her team.

And with 70 minutes on the clock the sun blazing all game, and she doesn't just make the runs, she finishes with aggression and skill. And then goes back for more.

There are many thing to like about Canberra United this season, but if you are at the game on Saturday, the Semi-Final, and you're hot in the shade - just take a minute to admire the athleticism of Sally, of the whole team.

They really are phenomenal. Go United.

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