back to the roots – Bierpulle Holthausen

About 15 years ago, a group of local boys started their own hobby soccer team. The goal was to play in weekend hobby tournaments and have a lot of fun while at it. Hence the name – Bierpulle Holthausen. Bierpulle = Beerbottle. What stood Bierpulle apart from its competition was that all of our players were much younger than the usual recreational soccer crowd as  we actually played soccer competitively. We won many tournaments and always made fun priority. Every Monday night Bierpulle practices on a small field right next to my house. Last night I joined my former team in their evening practice, which was a humbling experience. I only started scoring towards the end of the practice, as everybody else was tiring from all the beer and cigarettes consumed during what were meant to be water breaks. It feels great to be back in town.