We don’t have to look too far from us, to see what support is all about. Our neighboring village on the West Coast is super at emptying out their fishing village whenever their team is playing anywhere around Dominica. While me may not necessarily empty out Possie when Bombers plays, we must empty our homes when the games are on home-ground. Today, we did a great or fabulous job at that. As a matter of fact, I felt happy and proud being from Portsmouth, regardless of the result.
While we no doubt came out with the hope of taking home the joy of winning that game, and left with the adverse result, we must not be daunted, nor must we lose focus. First, LA Bombers FC must not give up the fight, to up their results, and emerge better next time; then we the supporters and community members, must not neglect our own responsibilities to push them forward with our support.
The majority of the team are tender-aged lads, who are still learning the game, learning to gel with each other and the team’s administration, and who are still learning to understand themselves. Man, is that pressure? A whole town plus opponents are in one spot watching you. #Pressure #Pride #Pain too. Mark you, I am making no excuses for the losses the team has endured lately – that is on them and management, but I am simply asking that all of us hold them dear, and maintain the support in whatever ways possible.
There are a lot of ways to support and we must find our own styles to do so. With steady parading from the likes of Bombers’ Mascot – Brandon,
publicity or live game broadcasts from #EmoNews, shouts of joy and exuberance from all of us when a goal is scored, to the fathers like “Peanuts” running across the field at half time to go and give a word of encouragement and support to his son and teammates, and the steady shouting at the players when they mess up – we all show some support. Continue reading