Grays Ferry: Gym Stands To Box Out Violence

Grays Ferry: Gym Stands To Box Out Violence

Sweat trickled down muscled backs, down onto the blue canvas stretched over a wooden frame which was pieced together by a carpenter from down the block. Fluorescent lights flickered over the glory of former champions pasted across the walls, under the watch of a small wooden cross. Sgt. Mike Rafferty leaned lightly on the ropes, […]

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Kensington: Christopher Mundy – From Writing To Coaching

Kensington: Christopher Mundy – From Writing To Coaching

Christopher Munden, 39, an expat from the U.K., has worn many hats in his life. He has been everything from a ski instructor to the editor-in-chief of the independent theater and arts website Phindie. Today, Munden is a soccer coach and the vice-president of the Kensington Soccer club, which he started in 2009 with high school teacher […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Lansing Knights Youth Organization Teaches Kids Life Values

Northeast Philadelphia: Lansing Knights Youth Organization Teaches Kids Life Values

The Lansing Knights Youth Organization provides kids from preschool to high school with the opportunity to play sports and hopefully learn a few lessons about life along the way. Brian Dunfee has had an active role in the nonprofit since 2008, when he became a board member. Last year, he took on even more responsibility […]

 

Olney: 10th and Olney Continues to Prosper With Youth Sports

Olney: 10th and Olney Continues to Prosper With Youth Sports

The atmosphere is undoubtedly electric. The crowd of more than 100 is hulking court-side as Philadelphia’s best high school ballers do battle in the most illustrious, competitive summer-ball league in the city. The players know if the quality of the game is poor that the nearby MC will start blasting old 50’s music to bluntly […]

 By Sarah MacEachern and Ryan Shellenberger

Germantown: Soccer Sisters Meet With Friends of Vernon Park, Discussing Future Plans

Germantown: Soccer Sisters Meet With Friends of Vernon Park, Discussing Future Plans

Soccer Sisters United, a youth girls program located in Germantown, is facing mixed opinions about their current game field in Vernon Park. During a recent Friends of Vernon Park meeting, a few parents, players and coaches were in attendance voicing their opinion on the situation. Head coach, Walter Stewart, emphasized how the girls feel safe […]