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What I Have Learned in Football and Financial Planning

Football or Soccer has become a passion for me after rediscovering it again in 2010. I haven’t played a major 11-aside tournament after leaving senior school and proceeding to college more than a decade ago. Other than running and badminton, this sport have grown to be my outlet recently in relieving stress, renewed motivation to exercise and be fit and meeting with old and new friends who shared the same passion as well.

I learned how exactly to play the sport at age 11 in early 1990s. It had been fun time of learning the basics of football. In football playing countries learning the sport at age 11 is already old but I began to pick it down at that age and stayed away from playing basketball at the moment and become one of the Euro football fan (from Dutch and Italian Serie A) and recently with English Premiere League, Spain’s La Liga, German Bundesliga and our very own United Football League Philippines.

Before two years, this sport has been earning throngs of fans from all walks of life from then on faithful and triumphant battle in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Semi-finals. It has become a fantastic sport after seeing the Philippine National Football Team – Seniors Division a.k.a. as the Philippines Azkals in action. The Azkals made a breakout in this tournament giving glory to your country. Attaining the semi-finals brought tremendous hope and a bright future for Philippine football scene. Last March 2012, the Azkals won the bronze medal using one tough match against Palestine in 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu, Nepal. Although there are lots of issues surrounding the players but still they have shown off that they are proud Filipinos – pure blood or half-blood.

With renewed interest of playing this sport again we began a small Football Association (FA) club consists of guys with same curiosity about playing recreational and competitive football. We organized this club in the interest of propagating the football grassroots development program within our area and at the same time play together as a group, compete on a 7-aside tournament in Metro Manila or play 11-aside friendly games with other clubs within or near our area and represent our community in the province.

As one of the founding members and one of the managing staff involves huge task of handling and organizing people, finance, training, equipments and at times coaching the players, etc. All of the principles of the private financial planning may be applied here as well.

Training the players

It involves a lot of routine exercises from running, ball handling, skills developments and others. It’s for certain needs large วิเคราะห์บอลวันนี้ amount of discipline to be able to reach the peak of your performance and become among top players as what most coaches will show you and cause you to do when playing this tough sport such as for example football that is very competitive. It took time for people recall the old instincts as well as the muscle memory of playing the game again.

Like football, you must discover ways to save, instill unto yourself the discipline of not overspending and setting certain amount of your money through budgeting and keeping expenditures monitored. Although, saving cash is hard for others but as soon as you save at the least a percentage of your money (10%) this could be a small step then you can certainly go to raised amounts. Motivating on ‘s self to save lots of money and invest for the future in reaching one’s goal in life.

Maintaining the club

Currently, we do not have corporate sponsors or affiliation with a local sporting organization or local government unit that could help us strengthen the team more. Every one of the players and staff are setting aside a small percentage of their very own money and pooled it in to a trust fund if the case arises that we must purchase the registration fees, transport fees and other expenses could be incurred in future events and tournaments in Metro Manila or elsewhere outside of our province.

In financial planning perspective, discipline of setting aside for emergency cases or contingency plan if the case of the need to use the fund arises might can be found in handy. At the very least the bucks needed for this will up to 6 months to annually in case there is losing work or looking for a job etc. Organizing how you spend and the change in lifestyle could help you achieve more in saving enough funds for important future purchases for a future home, an automobile, dream vacation abroad or even for retirement.

Merchandising items

We develop this bold plan of merchandising our team make of T-shirt and marketing it to a local state university nearby to be able to create positive cash flow in the coffers of the club. It got noticed with buyers from college students and local football aficionados who are friends of ours and supporters of our team with the usage of social networking network and by person to person as well. We invested a percentage of our personal money unto selling and revolve the profits to be able to create more products and services so long as the demand is still there in exchange we still a 10% profit sharing from the team members who committed to this plan.

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