Since our arrival in Amatongas, just over 2 1/2 years now, our community of brothers has been sponsoring the Futebol Championship Tournament for all the young people in the area. What that really means is we pay the referees and buy the awards at the end of the year. Hundreds of people of all ages come out to see the very competitive games every Saturday and Sunday afternoons for months.
Our resident students also have a team coached by our own Br. Angel and managed by Br. Fabian. Their name is Corazonistas United and even have new uniforms from Spain now.
Thankfully, when our Canadian volunteers were here Maria got some great pictures of the action.
|Coach Br. Angel in a calm moment watching the action|
|Fans enjoying sugar cane while viewing the game|
|Fans surround the field|
|After each goal is scored everyone rushes the field, everyone|
|We are all enjoying new nets brought from Canada.|
Here shoes are removed before playing the game.
|This is a serious game, make no mistake.|
|And the refs here are always right|
|Two resident students serving as water boys |
obviously watching the game intensely