And we’re off…

Our local football (soccer) season is nearly under-way with most of our Bluebirds (www.bluebirdsufc.com.au) teams training. It was my turn yesterday, taking on two teams for the first time. The younger age group (Squirts 3-5year olds) was first up and with a dozen kids there it was pretty hectic. I thought I had things well planned but as usual, things didn’t quite work out exactly as I’d hoped. Ah well…the kids seemed to enjoy it.

Then I trained the U15/16 girls and that was a session I wasn’t sure how would go but it went really well. Great help from our manager and the girls certainly have the potential to do well. A couple of characters to keep an eye on on but that’s fine; don’t mind a bit of cheekiness as long as it doesn’t adversely affect training or the team. It was a top session and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead…

Welcome

Welcome to  the Smart but Casual website.
My name is James Douglas. For much of my life, people have also known me as ‘Jim’. I live in Central Queensland, Australia and am a music and creative writing hobbiest. I am also actively engaged in the Bluebirds United Football Club as a volunteer coach and committee member (currently Vice President). I have set this site up as a place for me to promote my music and writing and to provide a central point for you to move to my various social media pages. I aim to populate the site with links to my music, both solo and in the bands that I play/have played in, as well as examples of my short story writing and poetry. While music is my main passion – the name of this site is taken from the first line in one of my songs – I aim to also have space for ramblings about the state of things in general so please feel free to comment or add to the conversation.  Sarcasm and parody are sure to feature…