I remember as a trainee teacher one of my lecturers, Jon Binney, telling me something that, at the time, I found highly controversial:
“If I would get rid of any activity from the PE curriculum, it would be football.”
Now, as a spritely 19 year old I thought this was a ludicrous claim to make. “Get rid of football – but it’s our national game!”. Fast forward 6 years and I now see exactly where Jon was coming from, because I myself am beginning to think the same thing. I would like to remove football from the KS3 curriculum for boys. Let me be clear at this point that I consider football to be my favourite sport as I have both watched and played it my entire life, so on a personal level I have a deep love for the sport.