YMCA Community Soccer Leagues Gather Momentum

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Children under ages 11 and 14 are being prepared for the YMCA-Liberia soccer leagues at 12 communities from April 16-May 7.

DomniSports of the U.S., according to retired Liberian US professional soccer player and Olympian, Doc Lawson, will provide sports materials for the tournaments.

“DonamiSports is providing all the materials for the young people so that they can enjoy playing soccer,” Mr. Lawson told the Daily Observer in an interview.

“We are providing jerseys, footballs, trophies, medals and others to make the children’s tournaments closer to their heart,” he said.

He said he intends to support several YMCA Liberia tournaments in many communities throughout the country.

Mr. Lawson is also the ‘Global Ambassador’ of The Last Well, a Christian organization, also based in the United States, working to ensure that every Liberian community has access to clean and safe drinking water by the year 2020.

Ambassador Lawson, who believes that providing equal sports recreation to young children is his greatest dream, said twelve coordinators are presently working to ensure that the two tournaments are held in one month.

The 12 communities where the young players are being groomed for the two tournaments are Duport Road, New Kru Town, Sinkor, By Pass and Camp Johnson Road, Matadi Estate, Slipway, West Point, and Clara Town.

The remaining three are Unification Town and Kakata in Margibi County and Gbarnga, Bong County.

The twelve communities are grooming both Under 11 and Under 14 teams in groups of eight and ten.

“Some of the communities are building eight teams each for either competition,” Ambassador Lawson said.

DonamiSport’s vision, Ambassador Lawson said, “is to ensure every child in Liberia has access to recreation soccer and clean drinking water by the end of the decade as we share YMCA Christian values.”

He said his relationship with YMCA-Liberia is based on the fact that it is the most effective organization Liberia can boast of in developing the youth.

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