The Elite. The Best of the Best.
Because when it was needed
When it was needed
When time was running out
When they were behind
When it would take something extraordinary - they were extraordinary
When others looked around - they were the ones looking forward.
We love sports and sportspeople because they deliver amazing moments to us. They train for hours, days, years so that when it matters, when it really matters. They are ready.
On Game Day
But the weird thing is
Sport doesn't matter.
Nobody dies when the whistle goes
Nobody gets hurt if the shot is missed
There's always another game
The harsh reality is that for a lot of the world game day is the same as every other day. Another day of suffering, another day of pain, of hunger, of fear, or sickness.
Whether we're trained for it for our whole lives
and most of us haven't.
The charity sector is often the only person on the same team as the underdog, on the same team as the ones falling behind, the ones taking all the hits.
and whether we like it or not
the final shot, the last chance, the moment of moments
might fall to us.
and we can't afford to miss.
We don't know when that moment will come because those moments are every day.
For all our causes.
We're not sporting legends
just regular people
but we must be ready
because if we're not - when those in need look around for help - who will be looking forward?
So we must train hard
we must be ready.
Everyday is game day.