Partner link: “If one day I score, I’d be so happy that I’d fly.”

“We’ll score when we grow old.”

These are just some of the magical quotes from a Spanish football team of 5 and 6-year olds who have never won a game and never scored a goal, but are arguably, the essence of sportsmanship. Well done to them and their coaches and parents. Sit back and enjoy this truly amazing little film.

This post is partly in response to a challenging article written by James Causey of the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal , called Sport Without Justice.  He despairs at the disgusting incidents from youth sports.  Combine this with bounty payments paid by professional clubs for injuring players – and it all paints a bleak picture.

However the wonderful video above demonstrates the essence of great sportsmanship. Sit back and enjoy. Move over thugs, here comes sportsmanship at its purest.

 

Note 1: Mr Messi’s Masterclass in Sportsmanship (video) – interesting that he plays for a Spanish team too!

Note 2:  l’equip petit video by el cangrejo

100+ courteous businesses recognised in Ilfracombe #ndevon

Following the courteous town initiative from October to December, we have now recognised more than 100 courteous businesses in Ilfracombe. This follows a burst of nominations from members of the public.

We’re hoping to get certificates and stickers out to all recognised businesses in the next few weeks and the list will be updated.

And watch out for more news as Ilfracombe receives further recognition!

100+ courteous businesses recognised in Ilfracombe #ndevon

Following the courteous town initiative from October to December, we have now recognised more than 100 courteous businesses in Ilfracombe. This follows a burst of nominations from members of the public.

We’re hoping to get certificates and stickers out to all recognised businesses in the next few weeks and the list will be updated.

And watch out for more news as Ilfracombe receives further recognition!

We’re now up to 80 recognised courteous businesses in Ilfracombe

Nominations are coming in fast for courteous businesses in Ilfracombe to be recognised and the total is now 80.

You can see the 72 who have already received their certificates and window stickers on our courteous businesses page – the remainder will be added as soon as each has been presented with theirs.

Do you know of more businesses in Ilfracombe that need to be recognised for their courtesy? Please nominate them.

We’re now up to 77 recognised courteous businesses in Ilfracombe

We’re on a roll as the number of courteous businesses recognised in the Ilfracombe courteous town initiative has soared to 77.

We weren’t sure how this pilot scheme would fare but are over the moon that businesses and residents have taken this to heart.

You can see the 68 who have received their certificates and window stickers on our courteous businesses page – the remainder will be added when they have been presented with theirs.

Do you know of more businesses in Ilfracombe that need to be recognised for their courtesy? Please nominate them.

Ilfracombe courtesy campaign soars to 71 businesses

We’ve now recognised 71 courteous businesses in the Ilfracombe courteous town campaign.

The response from businesses and from customer nominating courteous businesses has been tremendous. You can see 56 of the recognised businesses – we only add them after we have personally presented them with certificates and stickers and are still running round to do this so check back regularly to see which businesses have been recognised.

If you live, work in or visit Ilfracombe and encounter a courteous business, please nominate them here.

Courtesy certificate for railway station staff

Ticket office staff at Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station were presented with a Campaign for Courtesy Certificates by Rev. Ian Gregory (second right)
Ticket office staff at Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station were presented with a Campaign for Courtesy Certificate by Rev. Ian Gregory (second right).

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Staff at Stoke-on-Trent railway station receive a certificate from Rev. Ian Gregory.

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Margaret Beasley receives a Campaign Certificate from the Campaign’s Patron-in-Chief Rev. Ian Gregory in her Pumpkin refreshment room at Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station.