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I'm quite a sporty girl, I like running, playing tennis and I've got a good body figure because I look after myself. I can't wait to do more sports in the new term, and I want to try something new apart from tennis or badminton.
The thing is, I've always loved kicking a ball about and since I started playing football with my brother at home I've surprised myself at how good I can play. I'm a fast runner, can kick the ball from high up in the air and I would love to take it further and join a girl's football team. However, my mum hates women playing football (even though she's totally supportive of everything else) and I don't think she'd want me to do it. I'm the sort of person that needs encouragement to try new things, especially from my mum. I'd really love to play football. Should I go for it anyway?
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Of course you should, not only is football the best sport in the world, it'll be good for you, and I'm sure your mum will come round to it.
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Definitely!
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Just play
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Sit her down and put on Bend It Like Beckham!
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Sit her down and put on Bend It Like Beckham!
I love that film! I think her main concern is if I get injured, because I used to do kickboxing until the club screwed it up and I never got grades or a license. She was worried that I might get a blackeye or something. But she's seen me play football everyday outside and must know I'm quite good. I'm just dreading her response when I say I'm going to need football boots. Can you get girl's football boots anywhere? Size 7?
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I love that film! I think her main concern is if I get injured, because I used to do kickboxing until the club screwed it up and I never got grades or a license. She was worried that I might get a blackeye or something. But she's seen me play football everyday outside and must know I'm quite good. I'm just dreading her response when I say I'm going to need football boots. Can you get girl's football boots anywhere? Size 7?
Is there a team trainer that you can talk to about risk of injury? Maybe if it's not so bad you can have him talk to your mom about it.

I have a few friends from university that played women's rugby, one had a bumper sticker on her car that said "Yes Mom, I still play rugby!"
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just go for it and good luck she'll understand if thats what you want.

and yes you can get size 7 boots. i dont know if they have girls boots or if they're the same as regular boots. i guess just check in your local sports shop in the female footwear section, if there are none..go for the male bit! :p:
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I wouldnt let your mother get in the way, seriously
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i'm sure your mum will get used to the idea eventually, so go for it!
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You can just buy male football boots in your size, I used to buy wear them for lacrosse. I'd go for it, if it's something you really want to do your mum will accept it sooner or later.
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