“In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting – a legacy.”
Of course, at RJ Football, results have always been important. Coming in 2nd in the National School’s championship only two years ago, our team is hungry and determined to reclaim the championship. However, it is not the result that unites us – it is the love for football that bonds us as one footballing family.
To succeed as a football player, talent is definitely important. However, without hard work and the correct attitude, no amount of talent will make you a good football player. One of our most important considerations in selecting players is their passion and attitude towards football. In the beautiful game, passion is what fuels the game, and for us, passion is also what drives us forward.
For us, trainings are the highlights of the week, and we look forward to them after a tiring day of classes. Just like most sports CCAs, football trainings are held three times a week. Most of the time, they are field trainings, with an emphasis on improving our technique and ball skills. You can always be sure to look forward to the small match played between ourselves at the end of every training session, where we try to put what we learnt earlier into practical usage. However, as mentioned before, dedication and passion are extremely important, as training can get tough: near season, trainings can increase to up to five times a week, and it could become a real struggle to balance schoolwork and CCA.
What will keep you going is the support that you get from your teammates. We stick with one another through thick and thin, in good times and bad. Going through tough trainings together, working hard together outside of training and fighting for the same objective together only serve to strengthen the bonds between us. In the game, we fight alongside our brothers and cover each other’s backs. Your brothers on the (battle) field will spur you on to continue fighting despite of your fatigue and you will do so not for yourself, but for your teammates playing alongside you.
At the end of the day, what really matters, is the legacy – the time, memories and experiences that you’ll have with your teammates, the friendships that you’ll forge. Be part of our family and it will be a decision that you won’t regret. Join us now!