Olé Football Academy Releases “Let Them Play” Fund: The “Let Them Play” Endowment Fund is an Olé FA initiative aimed at confronting the 21st century pay – to – play model in order to provide subsidised play: music, art and sport opportunities to Porirua, New Zealand based students and ballers! More information to be released soon at poriruaproject.com.
When I was a kid, my friends and I used to break into this skatepark near my house. Sounds funny, breaking into a skatepark, especially in New Zealand where there is seemingly one in every small town and city. The skatepark cost $15 to enter and you could skate all day. It was the only skatepark in town, so they made a business of it.
Consider what the world would look like if LiBTYFi were atop everyone’s agenda? What would your community look like? Your family? The staff kitchen? Your team? No matter the domain. Let’s pave the way forward for the next generation of children.
Like fly fishing, the game of football is inherently beautiful, fun, playful and tasty. On its' very own, fly fishing is enough. Fly, rod, reel and river get's the job done every time. Just like in football: some kids, a ball, two goals and a pitch has and always will be enough.
We expect too much too soon from our young athletes. We fail to acknowledge that experts do not fly to the so called “mountain tops” of their respective fields. They crawl there. We must remember that at one point or another, masters of their craft, somewhat resembled the creepy crawling, wingless, larvae called caterpillars. Metaphorically speaking of course.
We recently received this super cool bicycle from Puma. It's sort of fitting, the arrival of this super cool new bicycle. Recently, there is a saying circulating around the academy, "everyone wants to jump in the limousine, but nobody wants to peddle the bicycle."
En Olé tenemos un dicho, ‘dejar todo mejor de lo que lo encontramos’. Nuestra promesa para ustedes Perú es que no hay lugar para el odio y prometemos que solamente vamos a dejarlos mejor que cuando aterricen en nuestra ciudad #theoleway.
The music authorities don't hold the same opinion though. They say some pretty crappy shit. Things like, "Kids in Porirua can't learn Bach, Beethoven or Berg." Or, "classical music holds no place in low- decile school systems, it's impossible to teach anyhow." You know biased, subjective, and prejudiced crap like that. NOISE.