Thanks to the efforts of long-time Senior Division Deputy Commissioner Doug Alcorn, and long time coach of Senior Division boys and young men (but now also coaching his much younger twins) John Kelleher, the annual High School girls and boys alumni holiday games were held in late December, with over three dozen alums and current U16/19 players squaring off in seventy degree weather...in late December! (Recent past history for the alumni match includes bitterly cold weather and cancellation due to a snow-covered Wakefield Park.)
Kelleher reports that the alumni boys had the better of it in their match until the teams were more evenly split at half-time. For the girls, despite the appearance of Katie P. and Jane W., (right) who played for Alcorn's original She Devils team ten years ago (but he still identifies by first name and last initial!), the numbers weren't high enough until they were "supplemented" with a few "ringers", e.g. coaches and parents who came as spectators but were roped into action. Alcorn reported a "competitive" match.
Thanks to Doug and John for their part in bringing something a little "extra" to Braddock Road Youth Club. Their enthusiasm and care for the kids, even after they age out, go off to college, and become young men and women, is part of what makes BRYC something special among local area youth clubs.