About me, quickly
Ok. So before you start reading the blogs and trying to figure where im coming from, let me tell you a bit about myself.
I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe ( i do consider myself Zimbabwean and have plenty of pride in that). I spent fifteen years of my life in the beautiful country before obvious reasons forced my family to migrate to Australia. As a kid growing up in Zimbabwe, there was always one thing that was prominent in my life, Football. Upon arrival in Brisbane, i noticed that football lacked coverage and the respect i had come to give it, due to my exposure in other parts of the world. Not to fear i felt, im hear for a reason, “To spread the beautiful game.”
I attended Mcgregor State High School in Brisbane for my last 2 years of high school. If i had to begin talking about my Zim school days, we could be here forever. After finishing year 12 I attended TAFE where i did a Diploma in Marketing. Definitely not the field for me. Off to university i went and i was accepted at the University of Queensland in a Bachelor of Arts degree. I did the course for one year before eventually deciding on a career path and moving to a Bachelor of Journalism degree. I am currently in my first year of that course. I also work at the Queensland Performing Arts Studios on a casual basis and it helps me gain exposure to different cultures and the arts.
Football has always been my passion and ive always gone out of my way to watch games or take part. Im a Manchester United fan and this stretches as far back as 1992. I also support England (dont ask why, its a choice i made, and ill stick with them through thick and thin) and this has led to many a let down. When the A-league started I initially had not much interest. However as the league grew in popularity so did my interest in the australian version of the EPL. As a Queenslander i felt it only right to support my home team, and as such my love for the Roar has grown every single week. Im an avid follower of the Socceroos too, mainly because now I call Australia home and they are our national team. It has pleased me to see football growing in this fine nation, but now we need to keep taking steps and moving forward. Its about time that football got the respect it deserves.