“The Over the Hill League is quite interesting. You're looking at over 250 men's teams with players who are over 30, 40, 50, 60, even 70 years old… and they are really good soccer players, even the oldest of us have great skills…”
And Andrew is no exception. Even as one of the older players on his team, at 68 years young, he can still sometimes surprise the competition and his own teammates.
“People on my team are shocked that I can outrun them because they're 10 or 12 years younger than I am.”
Age has never stopped him. In fact, it hasn’t stopped any of the players in the league. They play in spite of it, and sometimes even because of it.
“We go out there and we play with the gusto of a child. We have that energy of a kid all over again. We sort of transcend into another world. I think all of us play for that very reason. It makes us the child we once were.”
The Over the Hill League and the game of soccer is how Andrew stays young at heart, which is just one of the reasons why he isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon.
“I will continue to play soccer for as long as I can... Until my body tells me I can no longer do it.”
In the meantime, Andrew knows he can play the game he loves with everything he’s got, because he has us.