Grant helps migrants to get in the game

Logan Metro football club is helping players from disadvantaged countries. Pictured is Ariane Uwimana, Grace Edward and Martiae Mpungu. Photo: Inga Williams / The Reporter
Logan Metro football club is helping players from disadvantaged countries. Pictured is Ariane Uwimana, Grace Edward and Martiae Mpungu. Photo: Inga Williams / The Reporter Inga Williams

THEY come from a number of different countries in Africa, but these girls all have one thing in common - a love of soccer.

This year, they will take to the field in the upcoming Logan Metro Football Club (LMFC) season with the help of some generous community groups.

The team, called Girls' United, were given discounted registration fees by the LMFC as they are migrants and refugees from countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Congo.

In addition, they also received discounted jerseys and equipment.

Girls' United player Grace Edward said the team was thankful for the help.

"We are really grateful for all of the support we have received," she said.

"We are going to give this season a really great shot and play our absolute best."

The girls have been playing together since 2008 and hoped their involvement in the LMFC would help other young African girls realise their potential in soccer.

They also aim to promote peace and harmony within the diverse African community.

LMFC representative Samuel Escobar said he was excited about the club's newest players.

"We are thrilled to have the girls on board for what will be a sensational 2012," he said.

Topics:  logan metro football club, soccer




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