Many of my life’s lessons were learnt as a young boy growing up in Greenside. I was one of four brothers, who, seven days a week, would kick, throw or hit balls of various shapes and sizes on a small patch of lawn in our front garden.

It was playing these makeshift games with my siblings and other boys in the neighbourhood that I mastered controlling a football in a confined space, playing an on-drive, and serving topspin, skills that would serve me well as an adolescent competing for a place in a school team. ..

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