Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'll probably regret posting this but here goes.

I am so frigging over this crap, having to second guess people's motives and hidden agendas when it comes to my son not being included in things.
I am so over being exhausted just from fighting for my son to have the same opportunities as any other kid and in 2008 I shouldn't frigging have to still be fighting.
Feral Beast loves cricket.
He doesn't play particularly well, in fact he has to work hard to be classed as an average player.
But he loves it, understands the ins and outs of it and it's one of the few sports he'll actually sit to watch on TV or at a ground.
So, after 1 match he got dumped from his local cricket club.
The local club he'd played with last season.
The local club who won the Premiership last season, with not even 1 match lost.
The local club who didn't contact us for registration or training this season.
The local club who assured me it was an over-sight, a glitch, a communications muck-up, that of course they wanted FB on their team this season.
The local club who put him on a team with players who sneered at FB and declared,
"Oh no, not you! We don't want you on our team,".
The local club who rang last night to say that after several discussions amongst the coaches they've decided to drop him on "safety grounds".
"Safety grounds" being that FB wasn't quite focused enough when he was batting and made 1 run.
Yeah, coz those cricket balls are hard, ya know?
So I say to this local club -

"You can stick your safety reasons, cricket bat, box and ball right up your arse and I hope you shit willow splinters until the moon turns blue, you pack of gutless dipshits with less decency than a seagull shitting on the pitch.
I've found another club willing to give FB a chance to play the game he loves, which has other team members with autism and, strangely, they don't find it a "safety" problem.
May termites white ant your stumps, may you lose all of your balls and I hope your pitch dries up into a wind-swept dustbowl only fit for building a hideous office block on it."

26 comments:

Andrew said...

Beware the cricket Mom with lipstick. It is better that FB is where he is welcome, regardless of the rights and wrongs.

RVB said...

Not being somebody who can comprehend the fun behind Cricket, I can't offer much.

But have a croissant.

Kelley said...

Scream discrimination woman. Seriously. That shit is totally fucked up.

Arseholes.

I am so angry for you.

Bettina said...

You tell em.

Maybe you should tell your local paper too about how that cricket club discriminates against 'differently abled/wired' kids

fucktards.

nomesquelife said...

GAH - kids' sport and competitiveness.

That sucks :-( But I'm glad to hear he's found a DECENT team!!!

Myst_72 said...

Bastards.

They don't deserve him on their team anyway.
I hope they lose this year.

I'm glad he's found a better team to play with,

G
xx

Angel Gurl said...

I have to say do you want your son to belong to a club like that? Sounds like the new club is more open minded and welcoming than this other one. I agree it does suck and at the end of the day what goes round comes round and karma will have her day over this club. I think what shocked me is thier dress up reasons aka safety issues were touted as being the main reason, in my eyes they couldn't even man up and be honest.

Anja said...

Never regret writing what's on your mind. FB has been treated like crap. You're his mum and as such you will disembowel and asshole who tries to deny him his rights.

FB has passion for the game. Passion counts a lot more than skill. I hope for his sake there is a club who will embrace his passion for the game.

It sucks, honey.

Anja said...

Gebus wheezus, that was meant to be 'any asshole'

I'm so shitty over this.

Brian Hughes said...

"You can stick your safety reasons, cricket bat, box and ball right up your arse and I hope you shit willow splinters until the moon turns blue, you pack of gutless dipshits with less decency than a seagull shitting on the pitch."

That's almost word for word the letter I sent to the England cricket squad last year...

Marita said...

"May termites white ant your stumps, may you lose all of your balls and I hope your pitch dries up into a wind-swept dustbowl only fit for building a hideous office block on it."

Seconded!!!

miss diarist said...

Man, I'm mad for you. Ignorant twats. We've family friends whose neighbours asked them to stop their autistic son from sitting on the front porch. Why? Because they didn't like the way he looked.

I'd be doing what Bettina said - exposing them to the paper. Or perhaps just to us!

frogpondsrock said...

Bloody Hell...... I repeat the curse...

"May termites white ant your stumps, may you lose all of your balls and I hope your pitch dries up into a wind-swept dustbowl only fit for building a hideous office block on it.

jeanie said...

lol we played against a softball team like this on the weekend. The coach was so wound up and frothing, playing against our group of beginners and funloving kids.

And man was he double pissed when we beat them 22 - 15.

I am so glad you found a club who would help your son with his love for the game.

Those that love to play are just as important as those with innate talent.

Ian said...

I'm glad he's found a team that wants him. What I find really disappointing is the lack of leadership from the adults associated with the old team - they should have welcomed him and cracked down on the kids who didn't. The bullshit excuses are very poor form too.

Jayne said...

Thank you, all, for your words.
I've been in tears last night and today and I'm bloody angry.
There will be dung flung in huge amounts so make sure you duck.

R.H. said...

Mongrels.

It's not about winning.

Jayne said...

That's it, exactly, Robert.

pure evyl said...

Karma can be a bad bitch and I hope it rears up and bites those bastards on the ass hard.

Jayne said...

Their rumps were slathered in marinade during phone calls yesterday and today, Evyl, to be served up buffet-style for each and every little God and Goddess of Karma ;)

Peter said...

Hi! Going on, "wasn't quite focused enough when he was batting", half of the Australian cricket team shouldn't be playing then.

Just goes to show that winning is everything and loyality to its members is long gone. Boy, have they got this one wrong!

Take Care,
Peter

JahTeh said...

Jayne, it's not enough to say the curse. You have to light a black candle as well which is a tip given to me by a passing bwca. A certain pop group is still working off the bad karma from such a candle lit by the passing bwca.

The FB is one up on the cricket mob, he can play AND he has brains, sorry two up, I forgot his mother.

Jayne said...

Thanks Peter.
It is wrong when they've encouraged the "win, win win at all costs" culture into Under 13's cricket teams.

J, I've lit the black candle - do I shove it up there with the clubs' concerns, cricket bat, ball and box, too ? :P

Ann O'Dyne said...

That rant was lyrical, magnificent, righteous and true.
A pox on 'em.

That club MUST be funded by some tedious government grant who/which would HAVE TO defend the Right of the boy to play.
I would be looking for a way to have the club charged with something, anything. A face with a name should be exposed as a shithead. Letter to local paper?
The black candle works:
Where is Ansett now eh?
Candled after they threw my cat into the plane's cargo hold.
Where's The State Savings Bank now?
They said to me "you have no job and no husband - get outta here"

Now if you light the candle on the grave of a person who has died violently ....

Bwca said...

here:
1.
http://www.vic.gov.au/culture-sport-recreation/sports-administration.html
2.
http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/web9/dvcsrv.nsf/AllDocs/4588230403970AD4CA25712600032AFD?OpenDocument

has this:
Getting involved in sport and recreation activities contributes significantly to our quality of life and leads to stronger and more active communities.

The Victorian Government is committed to creating more opportunities for all Victorians to get involved in physical activity. Through the Access for All Abilities (AAA) Program, the Government is building stronger sport and recreation environments which are inclusive of and accessible to people with a disability.

The AAA Program builds on the capacity of the sport and recreation sector to provide increased active participation opportunities for people of all abilities. The program achieves this through a network of 26 local government authorities and community based organisations. These AAA Program providers work at a local level to facilitate and promote inclusive and accessible sport and recreation opportunities.

Program providers collaborate with local sports clubs, leisure facilities, recreation providers, state sporting associations and disability organisations to create new partnerships and connect Victorians of all abilities to local sporting and recreation activities."

Paste that 2nd URL and find an email address which will allow you to name your club whose funds are taken on the proviso that Feral Beast can play.

Jayne said...

Ahhhh thank you for that, Ann!
I have the paperwork from the Equal Opp. Commission but will follow each and every little detail up ;)

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