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The Match of Our Lives’ tells how football training makes a group of young footballers in Mauritius fit for life The Match of Our Lives. The story follows a group of boys who come together to form a football team.
The content begins at 33 minutes and 50 seconds on the film (on the link above). A clip of this part of the film is shown on the link below.
Guylene brings the team together after they have lost their game 6-0. It would be very easy for the young boys to feel sorry for themselves, but Guylene leads them in a different direction. They come together in her house after the match. She inspires them and holds them together. She gives us a wonderful example of how to help others to reflect on their experience.
The clip captures three important ideas about reflection:
There is a fourth point to make. The reflection does not need to be a long and painful process. Guylene does not allow the boys to wallow in their defeat. She challenges them and pushes them into a productive line of thinking. I am lost in admiration.