Paul Coles, Youthworkerish type guy. Present location: Targu Mures, Romania. Married to an amazing girl named Fiona. I'm on a JOURNEY and have no idea where I'll end up other than in the hands of God.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Maybe the next Ronaldinho will come from this pitch?
(Niall, Matthew and Stan with the boys)

This is the field in the middle of a group of 11 state group homes where over 80 kids play every day of the year. It is very uneven surface but typical to most latin countries there is a small area about 20 x 40 feet in the middle where they have stomped out a makeshift football pitch. The goals are made of metal posts they "found" somehwere... but to them it might as well be Anfield because it's where dreams are made of one day playing for Stiaoa or their country. Matthew Shaw turned out to be quite a hit here with his bag of tricks. I would love to see a real pitch here someday and maybe a play ground. This place makes Langley playground look like Club Med.

This picture was taken the Saturday before we left. About 20 of the kids from these houses were part of the camp we ran. It's always great to be able to go and see the kids where they live after we spend a week partying with them at Sadu. The kids will remember this for a long time to come and Im sure the Edge team will as well.


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