As you are more than aware, most of the planet will once again go football crazy next summer as the FIFA WORLD CUP approaches. From the very grass roots of the game but with equal passion, comes this photographic project entitled; REALITY FOOTBALL. Focusing on portraits of the unsung heroes from the Sunday Leagues, Pub teams and local parks from all over the UK, all have serious love for the beautiful game. Shot over three seasons in eight UK cities, REALITY FOOTBALL involved many nights in B&B’s and was a complete labour of love from Alan Powdril's day job as an advertising photographer. In today’s economic climate it reminds us that, for 90 minutes, anyone can achieve their own personal moment of glory for love…not money.
For more on this project, and for ways to get involved in future developments, please visit: www.realityfootball.org
SZIGET 2013 Published September 16, 2013