Youth soccer takes over Armory Field
Published 5:34 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Goalkeeper Arnez Hill puts the ball back into play during a game Thursday, June 23, in the 8-14 age division of the Camp25 soccer league. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Terryal Currin III gains control of the ball as he pushes it up the field for his team. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
River Gunn, 7, sends the ball forward and into the air during a game Thursday evening, June 23. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Pursuing the ball for their team Thursday, June 23, are, from left, Nevaeh Whitfield, Jordan Evans and Kamden Sutton. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Three-year-old Karter Evans leads his team as it exchanges high-fives with the squad it had just faced Thursday night, June 23. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Five-year-old Kyleigh Bynum listens closely to the referee while standing at the ready to resume play. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Seven-year-old Marcus Hill, left of center, leads the pack of players and sends the ball into the goal on a breakaway. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Aubrey Moody smiles as she throws the ball in during play in the 4-7 age division of Camp25’s soccer league. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Six-year-old Jayden Elliott awaits his next opportunity to participate in the soccer game Thursday, June 23, in Franklin. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Four-year-old Janyla Mullens eyes where she wants to deliver the ball as Dae’Mari Scott, kneeling behind her, makes sure she is in the proper spot. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Following through after launching the ball upfield is 7-year-old Marcus Hill. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Families are poised for soccer action to resume on the pitch of the 4-7 age division in the fourth annual Camp25 soccer league on Thursday, June 23. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Camp25 and the Franklin Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a soccer league at Armory Field that drew 117 children this year, including those from Franklin, Southampton County, Isle of Wight County and Suffolk.
The league, now in its fourth year, features two age divisions — one for 4- to 7-year-olds and the other for 8- to 14-year-olds.
Families gathered around the two soccer fields set up at Armory Field on Thursday night, June 23, to watch as the children competed during one of the league’s game dates.
“The league is going great,” Camp25 Executive Director Eric Benton said during a Sunday, June 26, interview. “Our youth are learning, and the kids are having fun. Huge ‘thank you’ to our coaches, parents and Franklin Parks and Recreation.”
Benton emphasized the importance of Franklin Parks and Rec, noting that Camp25’s league is in a partnership with the city department, which is serving as the league’s sponsor.
“They are a huge reason for the success of our league,” he said.