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Mobile Soccer Program Catering to Inner-City Youth

Soccer BallInner-city kids will have free access to a mini soccer program in Winnipeg, giving them the opportunity to remain active and learn new skills.

The weekly Mobile Mini Soccer Program offers more than 200 kids ages 4-8 free instruction by touring under-served areas of the city.

“The youth mentors bring a very special aspect to this program,” said Shawna Nagler-Neufeld, president of St. Charles Soccer Association. “The little mini soccer players adore them, and the youth mentors love being role models. Bringing these groups together is a magical, amazing experience for all involved.”

The program is offered weekly at four sites — West Broadway Community Centre, Brooklands School, Central Community Centre, and Central Park. It’s funded by the Manitoba government, Manitoba Soccer Association and Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association, while Tim Hortons donates T-shirts and medals.

– Staff

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