MFA Gets Support from US Group

first_imgAn international humanitarian organization, Anything is Everything, based in the United States on Wednesday donated several football items to the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA).The items included footballs, jerseys, boots, pumps, books, among others.Darlington Martor, a Liberian based in the US, said the donation was to encourage the young players of the Academy.“I was just like any other kid that loved and played soccer when I was in Liberia. We did not have access to soccer materials and I feel that these kids should be helped to play the game they enjoy,” he said. He said he launched his non-profit organization (Anything is Everything) with his friend from college to collect materials and send them to Liberia.Martor, who has been out of Liberia for over 17 years, called on the kids at the academy to focus on their education and sports, adding that “I know many of you are from West Point and there are many kids out there who do not have this opportunity, so take full advantage of the school, and on the field. This is what got me where I am today.”Martor also disclosed that the organization will be donating a 20 foot container full of non-food items, including health related materials, to two non-profit organizations (More Than Me Foundation in West Point and Restoring Hope in Lofa County) that support and empower vulnerable Liberian girls and boys in underprivileged areas in the country. Receiving the items on behalf of the academy, co-founder Sekou Manubah thanked the organization for the materials, noting that even a single ball and set of training kits are very important to the academy.“This is not something small; it is a very huge contribution to our academy, especially these books. The kids really appreciate it, because you might not find them in other schools and our kids are opportune to have them free of charge because of your organization,” he said. “Anything is Everything” is an organization established in the US by six Connecticut college graduates and close friends who are passionate about contributing to the betterment of the global society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U14’S EARN THEIR THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW

first_imgRUGBY: On a beautiful spring day, Letterkenny faced a Tir Chonaill team, fresh from giving a Northern Ireland school team a hammering, last week. Evan Duddy kicked off, allowing Tir Chonaill, first touch of the ball. Tir Chonaill moved through three phases before Letterkenny over-turned and ran the ball close to our line.Conor Aitken moved in and was tackled. Evan picked up the ball and went over for the first try. A great start. Evan converted his own try. This was followed up, seven minutes later, by a pick-and-drive move near our try line.Dean Callan went over, for his first try of the match. Tir Chonaill were not going to lie-down to Letterkenny and an interception resulted in clawing back, the score to Letterkenny 12, Tir Chonaill 7.This game resulted in the best backline plays of the season. What the team has practiced on a Wednesday evening, seemed to finally be working. A backline move near our try line, resulted in Peter Sparks, scoring his first competitive try, this season. A further backline try was scored by Alex McDermott, who ran around most of the Tir Chonaill team.Tir Chonaill retaliated, with a breakaway try and it was halftime.Letterkenny 26 – Tir Chonaill 12The second half carried on in a similar vein to the first. Good rucking, good game plays, most things seemed to be working. Dean Callan went over, for his second try of the match. ( Dean Callan has scored tries, in the last three games, for Letterkenny. )Attacking moves, and more forward work, lead to Rory O’Connell off loading to Bryan McGettigan and Bryan scoring.From another pick-and-drive, the captain, Ben McGarvey, finally got the reward for all his hard-work this season and scored.More sustained pressure and drive resulted in a last gasp try, from Eoin Parkinson.Letterkenny ruled victorious.Final Score : Letterkenny 48 – Tir Chonaill 12The Letterkenny under14s team :1.       Levi Lapsley2.       Eoin Parkinson3.       Rory O’Connell4.       Dean Callan5.       Bryan McGettigan6.       Ben McGarvey7.       Jack Speer8.       Andrew Mason9.       Ben Hopkins10.     Evan Duddy11.     Alex McDermott12.     Peter Sparks13.     Niall Murray14.     Zak Murphy15.     Conor AitkenReserves:Joe Bond, Emmett Gillespie, Matthew Duffy, Alex Wylde, Jack Doherty, David Sparks.Thanks to the players, coaches, parents and the Tir Chonaill team.Letterkenny Rugby club in association with main sponsor Kelly’s Toyota, Port Rd., Letterkenny.RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U14’S EARN THEIR THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRUGBYSportlast_img read more

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