Blue Lightning recognized by local paper
The Blue Lightning were featured in an article by the Reading Eagle. They were recognized for the continued work in raising money to fight the battle against cancer. To date the team has raised over $5000.00 for the cause. The team has particpated in the Daniel Boone Relay for Life the last two years and the Sarah Parvin 24 hour Soccerfest the last 4 years.
Blue Lightning's new trainer
Jamie Scott has been involved in soccer for almost 20 years and has over 6 years of soccer coaching experience in both the UK and the USA. Born in London and raised in the South of England, Jamie played at College level and studied Leisure Marketing at Bournemouth University. Jamie holds an FA Level 2 coaching qualification and is also qualified in specialist Goalkeeping coaching. Jamie coached at English Professional Soccer Team AFC Bournemouth for four years as part of the Youth Development Program. Jamie has coached soccer to various levels ranging from 3-18 year old players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware since 2007
2011 Relay for Life
The FCA Blue Lightning for the second year in a row supported the Daniel Boone Relay for life held at the Amity fields. The team captained by Daniel Boone senior Erica Braunsberg was powered the U13 girls soccer team. The Blue Lightning had 11 different girls walk during the event as well as some of the parents, with one player walking an amazing 25 miles or 115 laps around the track. FCA had a member from the team on the track for all 18 hours. In the end the girls raised $1100.00 for a great cause. Thanks to all the girls that walked Jill, Alayna, Gabby, Alyssa, Paige, Taylor, Sammy, Glenna, Rhiannon, Kasey, and Micayla.
FCA March to the Cup 2011 Finalist
The Blue Lightning played some very strong competition at the Buckingham March to the Cup tournament. They won tough games against Montgomery United Black Magic and Huntington Vally before losing to the home team Buckingham United Heat. The girls play earned them second place in the premier division.
Sarah Parvin 24 Hr Soccerfest
The Lightning for the 4th straight year attended the Sarah Parvin 24 hr. soccer tournament. It is all in honor of Sarah, a remarkable girl who lost her battle with cancer at the age of 12. The team has donated more than $2500.00 over the last three years in her honor.
The tournament gave three sportsmanship awards at the opening ceremonies. The first to a boy who played last year, battled an illness and was back again this year. Second to the grounds keeper who got all the fields ready for us to play. Third went to the Blue Lightning for the continued commitment to the event.
They then set their sites on soccer. The team was split in two because of the small sided games. Having to play against each other in the first game, they battled and in the end the score was 3-2. It was the only loss either team would have the rest of the event. They went a combined 9-0-1 over the next 10 games to take 1st and 2nd place with their final game being played at 4:30 in the morning. While the kids played some great soccer in the end this was about so much more.
For more info. about Sarah go to http://www.sarahsoccer.com/
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