Cristo Rey Brooklyn Soccer
Organized by: Matthew Kenny
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School is a Catholic High School in Brooklyn, NY that offers a private education to students from families of limited financial means. Every student at CRB works one day per week through our unique cooperate work-study program. Our students fill entry-level positions and complete simple tasks at companies such as JP Morgan Chase & The Wall Street Journal. Our work-study program grants students the opportunity to earn upto 60% of the cost of their annual tuition and gain a true appreciation for the value of hard work.
The fall of 2013 marked the first year of the Cristo Rey Brooklyn soccer program. Players successfully balanced an intense accademic and practice schedule. Many players had some experience with soccer growing up, but this was the first time that they received serious coaching that challenged them mentally and physically. The team competeted in a small league with public-charter schools in the Brooklyn area and advanced to their league championship game where they would come up a little short.
We do not have a home soccer field to practice at, but practice in the outfield of a little league baseball field (which the Brooklyn Bonnies generously share with us). We have a very limited budget as money is tight. We played with used balls, cones, pinnies and pop-up goals that were donated to us. We hope to raise enough money to fully support a boys and girls soccer program year in and year out. Our expenses include: insurance, league fees, transportation, new uniforms, 2 medical kits, a defibrilator, soccer balls, pinnies, cones and equipment bags.
Please help & support CRB Soccer. We have tallented players and coaches in place doing great work. Now we simply need the resources to make a meaningful soccer experience a reality for our student-athletes.
Coatact Coach Matt Kenny if you have any questions or would like to help in another capacity.