My son is in Year 9 at school and plays for the school football team. He has also attended nearly every training session the school have had since joining the school in year 7.
The teacher who takes the football team, who is some sort of stand in teacher for any subject at the school, has a Year 8 son.
For the last few weeks whenever the Year 9 team is playing my son has been dropped from the squad and replaced by this Year 8 boy. Is this nepatism? As you can imagine my son is really upset and a bit angry by this but not sure if we can do anything.
I might had the Year 8's do have their own team which this boy plays for and that team is also run by this teacher.
It's a difficult situation as if we complain or even politely speak to the teacher about it I imagine my son will never get in the squad again as this teacher picks it. It seems really unfair. I would add my son is quite a good player and the younger boy isnt quite as good so no obvious improvement for the team.
What does anyone think I should do. It is very difficult. My son knows if he doesnt go to training or not play very well he can always get dropped which is the fair way of dealing with sport but this is totally out of his control. He is so upset that he is thinking of not going to the training sessions which i know would break his heart.