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Toby plays at Al Ain Club’s Soccer School

In November 2011, Toby and his team played a team at the Al Ain Club’s Soccer School. These guys train 8 times a week, whereas Toby’s team plays twice a week at the most. (Toby plays with them once a week.) Despite this, Toby’s team only lost 3-2. The match started at 5pm and went on for more than an hour. At half time Toby was sweating buckets!…

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The teams’ coach, Dr Abdel Nourel Din, a GP at a local hospital, gave them a pep talk…

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Here’s Toby with his good friend Jerod…

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