Image copyright Bob Guerrero.

At a glance the early morning game in Turf BGC looks like so many other games. Young boys and a few girls are bounding over the pristine plastic grass, chasing that ball under an overcast sky.

But a closer look reveals that this is no ordinary kid’s game. The team in black are shorter but determined. The taller kids in white seem much better nourished.

This is Football doing what it does best: bringing disparate groups together, and bringing hope to kids in tough situations.

Last January 3 kids from Payatas FC, the club run by the Fairplay For All Foundation, played their first-ever eleven-a-side game against members of Xavier School’s Grade School Football program. read full story.

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