Lesson learned the hard way
Teen Kearney says his bad boy days are behind him FOOTBALL
Aged just 18, the United striker is already turning heads after nine pre-season goals earned him a firstteam shirt for the Southern League campaign.
He claimed his first league goal of the season in the 2-2 draw at Cambridge City earlier this month.
Limerick-born Kearney appears to be on an upward curve, but revealed he is already in second chance territory after being released by QPR two seasons ago following manager.
Still dreaming of a career in the professional game, he believes the setback of his own making may prove to be a blessing in the longterm.
He said: “I got signed by QPR and was scoring for the under-18s when I was 16. Then I had an argument with the manager, so I got released.
“Football is all about opinions, but at the end of the day you should not be rude to your manager and I learnt that the hard way, but that helps make you the person you are today and I know never to do that in the future.
“I get less angry about things on the pitch now. If a player hits me I don’t react and it has developed me.”
However, for less angry do not read soft touch as the youngster is a bust-up with his more than able to stand up for or himself, especially among his is team-mates, particularly if there e are goals to be had.
He knows goals are his stock k in trade, so when at a recent pre- season game the opportunity forr a penalty came along, Kearney y was more than happy to fight his corner and grab the ball.
He added: “There was an older striker than me on the pitch, but I want to try and cement my spot and I just love scoring goals, so I just put my foot down. At the end of the day I’m a striker and a penalty is an easy goal isn’t it.”
Hayes & Yeading were due to help Slough Town officially open their new Arbour Park ground on Bank Holiday Monday by taking part in the first fixture at the stadium. STOCKLEY Park is becoming the home of a new all-female coaching programme aimed at getting women out on the golf course.
Love.golf has been specially developed for women, with a unique approach focused on coaching while playing the game as a group, rather than simply hitting balls on a practice range.
According to PGA Golf professional Andrew Turner, love.golf is helping to transform the game’s outdated image and welcome a new generation of female golfers who may not have considered trying golf before.
Turner said: “The great thing about love. golf is that it provides an environment for women to discover, learn and improve skills.
“Customers frequently say they are surprised at their achievements and the sense of self-confidence and empowerment that comes with this.
“Love.golf is ideal for new golfers. All the equipment is provided, you can wear jeans and trainers and you don’t have to be a club member, or even have played before. It’s relaxed, welcoming and probably not at all what you think golf is like.”
Love.golf was launched in 2015 on the back of an academic study at the University of Birmingham looking at how golf is taught to women.
It also follows a nationwide survey that found more than 640,000 women said they would be ‘very interested’ in taking up golf.
The all-inclusive love.golf programme includes six weekly sessions with PGA professional Andrew Turner at Stockley Park Golf Club, with pricing information available online.
The group is welcome to meet socially and encouraged to play and practice together between coaching sessions.
For more information about love.golf at Stockley Park Golf Club, visit www.love.golf. FANCY having a go at netball?
The Harlington Netball League are on the lookout for new teams for their 2016/17 winter season.
If you are interested in getting involved in the sport, visit www.harlingtonnetball.co.uk for further information.
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