Students who utilize the Jackson Community Center now have the opportunity to learn the game of soccer. On March 2, Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners Regina I. Hill and Robert F. Stuart, the Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new futsal court at the facility in Parramore.
Children who take part in the community center’s after school and summer programs will receive free soccer skills training on the hard-court pitch. The unveiling was part of Orlando City’s Kickoff Week, leading up to the Lions inaugural MLS match.
This new futsal court demonstrates that the Lions extend far beyond gameday,” Mayor Dyer said. “The Lions have excelled on gamedays, but they have also been leaders in the community, especially here in Parramore. Today is another example of their commitment to the youth and to Parramore.”
Played on converted basketball or tennis courts, futsal is popular around the world and is usually played indoors with 10 total players.
“We are very appreciative of the Orlando City Soccer Foundation. Orlando City is very committed to the youth all throughout central Florida, but especially here in Parramore. This is going to give the youth here the opportunity to learn soccer,” Mayor Dyer said.