Season Countdown: One week to go

The Allied Pickfords Cup is only one week away, and footy parent Phil Reid can’t wait for the season to kick off.

Thousands of young Queensland footballers are getting ready for the 2013 season.

And behind every one of those budding superstars, are parents who are preparing as well.

Phil Reid is one of those parents and he is eagerly anticipating the start of his son’s season.

Reid played footy growing up and said the role of the footy parent is to support your kids and do whatever you can to help out the club.

“As a parent, it’s more of a supportive role,” he said.

“It’s about helping out wherever you can, doing the right thing on game day and volunteering to assist.

“It takes a lot of volunteers to get things going. So, getting involved and supporting the kids and the coaches is important.”

Reid has been involved in community footy since his son began Auskick as a five-year-old, coaching and volunteering where he could.

Of his time coaching, Reid said the thing the loved most was watching players get better.

“Seeing  the team improve each week is really rewarding,” reid said.

“The camaraderie and the mateship as well.”

After almost a decade of coaching, Reid said he would be taking a bit more of a back seat this season, and letting someone else take the reins.

“It’s nice for me to take a backwards step and be supportive,” hesaid.

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