A tricky choice for mum and dad

Jackie Mitchell.
Jackie Mitchell.

As a parent, having a child with a talent must be an absolute joy, a true thing of wonder and pride. However, as our story last week on a 12-year-old goalkeeping sensation with the choice of a lifetime showed, it also brings with it responsibilities and decisions that most parents would think were a decade off.

Young Joshua Rae is, without doubt, a natural talent, that coupled with his own hard work and the determination of his parents is being nurtured into real potential.

But will an offer of a lifetime to train with Atletico Madrid be the making of him, or too much too young? Will it enhance his game or hamper him? Good luck making that choice!