It was brought to my attention by our WSU member Do Co, a very moving, inspiring documentary feature film (by Eugene Martin) that is being developed about an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia.
We felt this fitted nicely with our new dedicated Grassroots group and girl's football (soccer) development, it is a very moving story and shows the hard work and opportunities that this project is creating for these young girls under difficult circumstances. Building confidence and self esteem playing the sport they love.
The Anderson Monarchs play soccer with virtually no funding on a borrowed patch of field just like the great players of the world did when they were children - Messi, Rooney, and Marta. But they have something special, a sisterhood that is supported by their community of parents and their coach, Walter Stewart. And they win all the time against well heeled suburban opponents. Nominated in 2008 by Sports Illustrated as Sports Team of the year, they were also hailed as "the future of American soccer" in the London newspaper, The Guardian.
Over three years, we follow five girls, their families, and their dedicated head coach, Walter Stewart. Coach Walt gave up a partnership in a prestigious Philadelphia law firm to become an elementary school teacher and coach all three Select teams of The Anderson Monarchs year round. His story and the story of the girls who play on the Monarchs are intimate, personal, and profound. One supporter calls the film "soccer as ballet meets justice".
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The project is supported by professional soccer players such as Danesha Adams, Joanna Loham and others and you can support the project to. It is an Independent film and they want to keep it that with with the help and support of donations.
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