My love for football started when I was 8 years old. I watched Aston Villa get schooled at Villa Park by a team consisting of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand- you get the picture. The result aside, I loved everything about the day. The build-up, the nerves, watching the players come out for the warm-up. So it comes as little surprise to me that years later, I spend my spare time teaching kids and encouraging others to fall in love with the game. My message is as simple as they come- be a good teammate. For me, the best players in the world are the ones that go unnoticed in games. Why? Without those players, you wouldn't get to enjoy the stars do what they do. All I ask is that you turn up, get your boots on, play and have fun.