Perseverance

Perseverance

If you’re anything like me, then when you think of the word perseverance it probably conjures up similar emotions to the words discipline, self-control, hard work, sacrifice and struggle i.e. our initial thoughts may well be negative ones causing us to wonder if any...
Peace

Peace

When you hear the word peace, I wonder what you think. Perhaps lying on a beach watching a golden sunset? Or finally getting into bed after a long, hard day at work? In a culture gripped with ever increasing amounts of worry, anxiety and stress about what the future...
Gentleness

Gentleness

I’ve spent the last few weeks being totally engrossed in the Rugby World Cup which is currently taking place in Japan and at the time of writing – England haven’t yet been smashed by New Zealand in their semi-final match; so as a nation we are still full of hope...
Kick London Annual Tournament

Kick London Annual Tournament

It was 6th July on a Saturday morning, 8.45am at Oasis Academy Shirley Park and the staff team were all raring to set up to get the annual Kick Tournament underway. The Tournament is in its 14th year and each year just seems to get bigger and better! This year...
A fullness of joy

A fullness of joy

In sport, like nowhere else, we are more likely to see unparalleled outpourings of joy! For every slumped player who has given everything and fallen just short, there will be sports men and women jumping around, on their knees in tears, or flat on their face simply...
Hope

Hope

What does Hope mean? How can we be hopeful? These are two of the questions that seem to pop into my head whenever I hear the word “Hope” and think about what it means to be hopeful. So what does hope mean? Here are a few definitions; “a feeling of expectation and...