Recreational street soccer teams making news. . .

Check out some recent stories from around the country:

Dec. 13, 2010
Homeless learn skills via soccer–San Antonio Express

Oct 9, 2010
L.A.’s team of homeless soccer players | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Teamwork is a goal for homeless soccer player – Los Angeles Times

September 17, 2010
Through street soccer, homeless woman earns spot on national team …Sep

August 1, 2010
Goal of homeless soccer players is to have a chance to start over–

Street Soccer on CNN

CNN ran a story about the Street Soccer USA organization recently, featuring an interview with Lawrence Cann, and some footage of the Charlotte, N.C. team practicing. The blue surface you see in the video is the same surface used for the Street Soccer USA tournament, in which Richmond will compete again this summer.

The video won’t embed on this blog, but click either the image above or here to open the CNN video.

Richmond Rebels at the JSRCC Soccer Tournament

On Friday, April 16th, the Richmond Rebels entered a 7-a-side soccer tournament at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

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Richmond Rebels Emergency Volunteer Meeting: Tuesday, April 6th

Richmond Street Soccer is having an emergency volunteer meeting on Tuesday, April 6 from 7-8 p.m. at William Byrd Community House (224 South Cherry Street Richmond, VA 23220). We need volunteers to help us with the program this year – we simply don’t have the capacity to run the program with the leadership and volunteers we currently have and without additional help, will have major challenges in continuing this spring/summer.

If you are interested in helping in any capacity, great or small, we’d appreciate you coming to this meeting and spreading the word to others who may be interested. And if you can’t make it for some reason but are still interested, please email and Liana will follow up with you afterwards.

The Richmond Rebels at the Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10k

The Richmond Rebels were well represented at the Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10k this past Saturday morning. Fourteen of us ran the 6.2 miles wearing a Richmond Rebels jersey and handing out cards with information about the team.

The atmosphere for the 10k was excellent (arguably Richmond at its best) and all of us were motivated to keep running by shouts of “Go Rebels!” every few feet. Three of the runners were players from the tournament in D.C. last summer: Rodney Knight, Sheron Teal and William Williams. Congratulations to everyone who was involved.

The Virginia Poverty Reduction Taskforce Report

If anyone’s interested in learning more about poverty in Richmond and in Virginia as a whole, then this report from Virginia’s Poverty Reduction Taskforce contains a lot of valuable information.

If you’re too busy/lazy to read the whole thing, then here is the Cliffs Notes version:

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Richmond Rebels Meeting This Tuesday, February 9th, 6pm at William Byrd Community House

The Richmond Rebels have secured a weekly meeting place at William Byrd Community House (located at 244 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA, 23220). Our first meeting of 2010 will take place this coming Tuesday, February 9th, from 6pm to 8pm.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Richmond Rebels soccer team, then you are welcome to attend.