WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Adams Morgan School Gets New Soccer Field Thanks To UAE, Manchester City

Play associated audio
Students at Marie-Reed Elementary line up for soccer drills on Tuesday.
Patrick Madden
Students at Marie-Reed Elementary line up for soccer drills on Tuesday.

The soccer field at the Marie-Reed Elementary School in Adams Morgan will soon be getting an upgrade. With the help of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates and the Manchester City Football Club, what is now a dirt field will be turned into a brand new, state-of-the-art soccer field.

The aim is to turn the field into an all-weather, artificial turf field in time for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year this fall. It's part of the "City Soccer in the Community" program.

As part of this deal, there will also be soccer training programs for the kids in the neighborhood. Manchester City and the UAE Embassy have partnered on a handful of these deals across the country, building soccer fields and setting up training programs.

“I can’t imagine a better place for this new field, right here in the heart of Washington, D.C.,” said Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States.

They'll be working with the city government, as well as the D.C. Department of General Services to ensure that both the field and the areas around the field are refurbished and ready to go for the fall.

NPR

The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.
NPR

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
NPR

Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.
NPR

A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.