Soccer player – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:29:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tomcosgrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T165924.844-150x150.png Soccer player – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ 32 32 Missing Catamounts player found safe and sound https://tomcosgrave.com/missing-catamounts-player-found-safe-and-sound/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/missing-catamounts-player-found-safe-and-sound/ UPDATE AT 21:30 University of Vermont men’s soccer player Randy Montie, who went missing earlier Tuesday, has been found safe and is with a family member, the school’s athletic department announced Tuesday night. In an email to faculty and school staff, Michael Schirling, UVM’s safety and compliance officer, said Montie “has been located and is […]]]>

UPDATE AT 21:30

University of Vermont men’s soccer player Randy Montie, who went missing earlier Tuesday, has been found safe and is with a family member, the school’s athletic department announced Tuesday night.

In an email to faculty and school staff, Michael Schirling, UVM’s safety and compliance officer, said Montie “has been located and is safe at this time.”

In its press release, UVM Athletics thanked UVM Police, Burlington Police and all others who helped find Montie, a freshman on the Catamounts men’s soccer team.

Editor’s Note: Below is the original story posted earlier this evening.

University of Vermont police are asking for help in locating Randy Montie, a member of the school’s men’s soccer team who has been reported missing.

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The Western Sydney Wanderers football player is a person of interest in the 2018 Mount Druitt rape case https://tomcosgrave.com/the-western-sydney-wanderers-football-player-is-a-person-of-interest-in-the-2018-mount-druitt-rape-case/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 07:56:12 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/the-western-sydney-wanderers-football-player-is-a-person-of-interest-in-the-2018-mount-druitt-rape-case/ Soccer’s top player is being investigated over alleged rape after meeting a fan after a game NSW Police investigate alleged rape after elite football game in 2018 A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as a person of interest The player and the victim allegedly met after a game at Homebush on November 23 […]]]>

Soccer’s top player is being investigated over alleged rape after meeting a fan after a game

  • NSW Police investigate alleged rape after elite football game in 2018
  • A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as a person of interest
  • The player and the victim allegedly met after a game at Homebush on November 23

Police are investigating an alleged rape involving a professional footballer.

A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as one of two persons of interest in a sexual assault case at Mount Druitt in 2018.

The alleged rape happened after a match between Wanderers and Newcastle Jets at the Spotless Stadium in Homebush on November 23.

Details of the circumstances surrounding the incident have yet to be released, but it is understood the alleged victim was a fan.

A Western Sydney Wanderers player is one of two persons of interest in a 2018 rape investigation (pictured, Western Sydney Wanderers flag)

She attended the game and met the player after talking to him online.

“On Thursday 5th May 2022, officers from Mt Druitt Police Zone Command opened an investigation after receiving a report of an alleged sexual assault at Mt Druitt in November 2018,” NSW Police said in a statement. confirming the shocking allegations.

“As investigations into the incident are ongoing, no further information is available at this time.”

Football Australia said it was aware police were investigating the incident.

NSW Police have confirmed they are investigating the alleged rape, which allegedly happened following a game between Western Sydney Wanderers (above) and Newcastle Jets at Homebush

NSW Police have confirmed they are investigating the alleged rape, which allegedly happened following a game between Western Sydney Wanderers (above) and Newcastle Jets at Homebush

“After learning of the allegations via social media in 2021, Football Australia immediately brought the matter to the attention of NSW Police,” Football Australia told The Daily Telegraph.

“Football Australia has treated the allegations it received in 2021 with the utmost seriousness and in continued cooperation with NSW Police and relevant government organisations.

“We are unable to provide further comment on a Football Australia investigation while the matter remains under police investigation.”

The Wanderers declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

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3 professional footballers who are doctors https://tomcosgrave.com/3-professional-footballers-who-are-doctors/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:39:18 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/3-professional-footballers-who-are-doctors/ Footballers are not only some of the most skilled and gifted athletes in the world, but some of the smartest and brightest minds you can find anywhere. After retirement, some former players engage in various activities and professions, ranging from the practice of law, journalism, sports administration and even politics. It is not too common […]]]>

Footballers are not only some of the most skilled and gifted athletes in the world, but some of the smartest and brightest minds you can find anywhere. After retirement, some former players engage in various activities and professions, ranging from the practice of law, journalism, sports administration and even politics. It is not too common to find many football players who are doctors but today we are going to feature some prominent examples.

This brief list will include football players who were doctors during or after playing football professionally.

1. Kenny Deuchar

Kenny Deuchar is a 42-year-old retired footballer who has played most of his professional career in his native Scotland.

Deuchar was a striker during his playing days with teams like Falkirk, St. Johnstone, Livingston and Gretna to name a few.

At Gretna he enjoyed his most prolific period scoring 63 goals in 93 league appearances. He also played briefly in America for major league soccer team Real Salt Lake in 2008.

Apart from football, he also holds the special distinction of being a practicing doctor. Kenny is a GP in his native Scotland and is married with children.

In 2011, Deuchar retired from playing as he planned to get the final qualifications he needed to become a doctor.

Like many footballers who own restaurants, Kenny Deuchar runs two restaurants: the Wheelhouse Restaurant in Falkirk and the Boathouse Restaurant in Kilsyth.

2. Nadia Nadim

Nadia, born in Afghanistan, is a professional footballer representing the Danish women’s national team.

The 34-year-old striker has played 99 times for Denmark, with 38 goals to her name. She has played for many club teams in her home country of Denmark and abroad.

However, she currently plays as a forward for National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club Racing Louisville FC.

Nadim has been on the books of IK Skovbakken, Fortuna Hjorring, Portland Thorns FC, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, among many other socr clubs.

She also won various championship titles in America, France and England.

Nadia is also one of the few footballers in the world and a qualified doctor. She attended on-campus and distance medical school at Denmark-based Aarhus University.

In 2020, she qualified to assist in surgery before getting her final medical certification in January this year.

3. Socrates

Socrates

The late great Brazilian midfielder was one of the best and most iconic players of his generation.

Featured Socrates for Brazilian national between 1979-1986 with 22 goals in 60 appearances. He captained the thrilling Brazilian team that took part in the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

He admired her skills, technical abilities, and cool look/hairstyle.

Socrates played and managed mostly in his native Brazil. Socrates is also famous for being a skilled physician.

He earned his medical degree while playing professionally at the medical school of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In fact, due to his medical degree and clever playstyle, he goes by the nickname “Doctor Socrates”.

After his retirement, he practiced medicine in Ribeirao Preto until his death in 2011.

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Fueled by Senior Romano’s production and leadership, PDS women’s soccer defeats Mount St. Mary 4-2 https://tomcosgrave.com/fueled-by-senior-romanos-production-and-leadership-pds-womens-soccer-defeats-mount-st-mary-4-2/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:37:54 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/fueled-by-senior-romanos-production-and-leadership-pds-womens-soccer-defeats-mount-st-mary-4-2/ GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Princeton Day School girls’ soccer player Grace Romano controls the ball during a 2020 game. Senior standout Romano scored a goal and an assist to help the PDS overcome Mount St. Mary 4-2 last Saturday. The Panthers, who beat Lenape 2-1 last Monday to improve to 4-1, will play Jonathan Dayton on […]]]>

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Princeton Day School girls’ soccer player Grace Romano controls the ball during a 2020 game. Senior standout Romano scored a goal and an assist to help the PDS overcome Mount St. Mary 4-2 last Saturday. The Panthers, who beat Lenape 2-1 last Monday to improve to 4-1, will play Jonathan Dayton on September 22 and Blair Academy on September 24. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

By Bill Alden

Grace Romano became a senior leader of Princeton’s day school girls’ soccer team and enjoys passing on her wisdom to her younger teammates.

“It’s been really great, it’s been great preparation for college,” said senior forward and co-captain Romano who is committed to attending Vassar College and playing for its women’s soccer team.

“It’s nice to sit down and give the players a chance to see where they were when I was in their shoes. It’s really building them up, it’s great to be able to set them up. .

Last Saturday, Romano set a good example for the team’s young players, registering a goal and an assist to help the PDS recover from a 1-0 first-half deficit against Mount St. Mary to win a 4-2 victory.

“It was really just digging in and playing our game, just playing the whole game,” said Romano, who scored with 4:20 left in the first half on an Adriana Salzano assist to tie the knot. game at 1-1 heading into intermission.

“That’s what we talked about at half time. We just needed to be first to the ball, that was really a priority. I think you could see that in the second half. Every goal was a different player. We really wanted to play for each other and I think we did that very well.

Playing with junior teammate Salzano is a joy for Romano.

“Dre and I play together at club level, I feel like we have that chemistry on the pitch,” said Romano, who competes for the club’s PDA South team with Salzano.

“She and I love playing together. If I roll over that ball, she sees me. It’s not said at this stage.

Early in the second half, Romano helped PDS go ahead 2-1 by taking a corner kick into the box and it was converted into a goal by rookie Juliana Hartman.

“We’re talking about setting up kids and trying to get them to the goal,” Romano said.

“I just wanted to do it fast and it was either Kirsten [Ruf] and Adriana raised their hands. I knew where I wanted it to go and it ended up going to Jules. We talked about it in training, just capitalizing on it. It was having that hunger and wanting that ball, that’s what really got him in.

With Ruf and Sophia Zhou scoring the other goals in the win, the Panthers showed their poise and selflessness.

“We have a really strong squad, I think that just reflects our chemistry,” Romano said.

“We really trust each other. I think we have a very strong bond this year, we want to give it to other players. We want to give players a chance to score. It’s not a question of statistics, it’s just a question of program. »

According to Romano, this confidence has helped PDS get off to a good start this season.

“I’m extremely happy, I think our only loss was a very well fought battle,” Romano said, referring to a 4-0 loss to Springside Chestnut Hill on September 10.

“The score was not representative of how well we played and how well we fought. It was a very early test. It was a mental test, it was a mental test. I think it will benefit us once we start getting into more difficult tournaments and matches.

PDS head coach Chris Pettit appreciated the quality of his side’s play in the early stages of the second half as they dominated possession, generating several chances and advancing 3-1.

“I thought the first 15-20 minutes of the second half was really, really good,” Pettit said.

“The pressing was relentless, the positional sense was really good. We had four or five options off the ball, they couldn’t really stay with us. We scored some good goals and we had some other good chances that really would have killed the game.

To their credit, Mount St. Mary fought back with a goal midway through the second half to close the lead at 3-2. Minutes later, PDS responded as senior star Ruf fired a long free kick over the goalkeeper’s head into the back of the net.

“We got caught with another long ball and then it was an OK game, how’s it going, are we going to get back to it,” Pettit said.

“Fortunately for us, Kirsten hit that ranged rocket that killed the match. It was a bit messy from then on.

Pettit credits Romano for improving his game this fall. “Grace is doing everything we hoped she would do; she is a leader who leads by example,” said Pettit de Romano who provided an assist as the PDS beat Lenape 2-1 last Monday to improve to 4-1.

“We moved her to the center and she scored a nice goal and got an assist. She has already got quite a few goals and assists. She probably got more assists this season than she did all of last season. She did it from the corners and also on the wing, lifting her head and trying to play a difference-making pass rather than just throwing it into the box.

The team’s young players also made the difference

“We had minutes today from probably four or five freshmen,” Pettit noted.

“Jules scored his first goal, it was a great goal. His ball touches were very good. she [McLaren] at his side is doing very well. It’s building and we have to maintain that kind of momentum.

With PDS planning to play Jonathan Dayton on September 22 and Blair Academy on September 24, Pettit wants his players to show more consistency.

“We’re starting to show the potential, like in the first 15 minutes of the second half,” Pettit said.

“We can watch that on video and compare it to the last 15 minutes of the first half and say this is what it is. We did that for 15 minutes and it’s probably the best we’ve done all season. Hopefully we can do it for 20 or 25 minutes and get more and more people involved and good things happen. There are a lot of positives to build on.

Romano, for his part, believes the Panthers can produce some really good football as the season progresses.

“We have a very young team, I’m really proud of the way we play,” said Romano.

“It definitely continues to build that chemistry and increase that football IQ, knowing where the passes need to go. I think we are unique in that we circulate it. I think in that last third there are more players in the box and it gets aggressive. We focus a lot on making it look really pretty and sometimes the coach says just hit it, you’re not going to score if you don’t shoot.

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Athlete of the week ahead for Brighton second year football https://tomcosgrave.com/athlete-of-the-week-ahead-for-brighton-second-year-football/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 11:03:45 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/athlete-of-the-week-ahead-for-brighton-second-year-football/ Devlin McGinnis had a lot on his shoulders when, as a second year, he was Brighton’s chosen player to fill the void left by Michael Kramer, Livingston County Boys’ Football Player of the Year last year. McGinnis isn’t on pace to rack up the 21 goals Kramer scored last season, but he’s showing the knack […]]]>

Devlin McGinnis had a lot on his shoulders when, as a second year, he was Brighton’s chosen player to fill the void left by Michael Kramer, Livingston County Boys’ Football Player of the Year last year.

McGinnis isn’t on pace to rack up the 21 goals Kramer scored last season, but he’s showing the knack for scoring big goals that Kramer provided.

In Brighton’s back-to-back 1-0 wins over Canton and Plymouth, McGinnis scored the only goal in each game.

“He’s really the trigger for our attack,” said Brighton manager Mark Howell. “It was good to give him confidence and roll him on the scoreboard and win a few games for the team.”

Brighton were 0-2-2 before securing two 1-0 wins that started a four-game winning streak.

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Dave Melton’s Women’s Soccer Ranking and Player of the Week – Chicago Tribune https://tomcosgrave.com/dave-meltons-womens-soccer-ranking-and-player-of-the-week-chicago-tribune/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 12:55:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/dave-meltons-womens-soccer-ranking-and-player-of-the-week-chicago-tribune/ With records through Thursday and previous rankings in parentheses. 1. Crown stitch 11-3 (2) How did the Bulldogs get here? By edging Chesterton 9-8 over PKs to break a 0-0 tie on Tuesday. 2. Chesterton 6-5-1 (1) To be mentioned for no particular reason: Chesterton and Crown Point are now in the same section. 3. […]]]>

With records through Thursday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. Crown stitch 11-3 (2)

How did the Bulldogs get here? By edging Chesterton 9-8 over PKs to break a 0-0 tie on Tuesday.

2. Chesterton 6-5-1 (1)

To be mentioned for no particular reason: Chesterton and Crown Point are now in the same section.

3. Valparaiso 6-4-2 (3)

Last season’s sectional hero, Kate Weber scored a team-high seven goals.

4. Central Lake 7-1-3 (4)

Need goals? Ask Mia Nisle (14 goals) or Layla Doreski (13 goals).

5. Andrean 8-1-3 (5)

The 59ers have played 12 games. Goaltender Kate Wantuch has seven shutouts.

6. Highland 5-3-2 (6)

Leah Stone is just behind a goal-per-game pace with nine goals in 10 games.

7. Lowell 8-2 (NR)

The Red Devils are scoring a lot, with the help of Morgan Hutton, who has 12 assists.

8. Munster 4-5-3 (7)

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9. Central Hannover 7-1 (8)

The Wildcats have scored 62 goals. Kiara Desiderio has 27. Skylar Ferry has 18.

10. Kankakee Valley 7-3 (10)

Kate Thomas has 24 goals. She was 25 last season. Do you think she’ll top that? We do.

Junior forward/midfielder Allison Mecha scored four goals in Lowell’s three games, all wins, last week.

Dave Melton is a freelance journalist for the Post-Tribune.

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Dayton Flyers defenseman Alicia Donley signs NIL deal with Hunny Bee’s Crispy Fried https://tomcosgrave.com/dayton-flyers-defenseman-alicia-donley-signs-nil-deal-with-hunny-bees-crispy-fried/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:22:44 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/dayton-flyers-defenseman-alicia-donley-signs-nil-deal-with-hunny-bees-crispy-fried/ Explore» SEASON PREVIEW: Itala Gemelli among Dayton’s best players this season Smith signed an NIL deal with Hunny Bee’s in February, shortly after bandmate DaRon Holmes II began promoting another local restaurant, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. With the Dayton women’s soccer team starting 6-1-1 and Donley playing a key role as a defenseman after last […]]]>
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Smith signed an NIL deal with Hunny Bee’s in February, shortly after bandmate DaRon Holmes II began promoting another local restaurant, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken.

With the Dayton women’s soccer team starting 6-1-1 and Donley playing a key role as a defenseman after last season, it was a good time for Niehaus to partner with a player from the UD.

“We wanted to do something fun,” Niehaus said, “and what could be more fun than women’s soccer in the fall. Alicia is a friend of the brand who loves Hunny Bee’s, and we thought she was the perfect person to bring to the team, joining Malachi. She is a great representative of UD football and a great person. It’s the smiley face we want.

Donley graduated from Pickerington North High School. She has athletics in her blood. Her mother Stephanie (Zunich) Donley was a 20-time All-American and a seven-time national champion (five relay titles and two individual championships) at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1991. Her father Mike Donley ran track at the ‘University of Miami.

Donley scored 67 goals during her high school career and was selected to the all-state first team three times. She graduated from high school midway through her senior year and enrolled early at the University of Tennessee, where she scored four goals in two seasons.

Donley decided to transfer after the 2020 season because she wanted to be closer to home and wanted to go to a Catholic school. Religion is important to her, and she says she plays for a higher purpose: to glorify God.

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Donley scored five goals and started nine games last fall at Dayton as the Flyers finished 12-6-2, 8-2 in the Atlantic Conference 10. Going into their first A-10 game Thursday at Davidson, the Flyers had only lost to Ohio State, 4-0 on Sept. 1, in the first three weeks of the season.

Coach Eric Golz told the team this week it was one of 33 teams nationwide to enter the conference with six wins.

“It’s really important to us,” Donley said. “We have a big shot, a great opportunity to be big. I think we have a lot of great players around.

Donley still has a year of eligibility after this season as the 2020 pandemic season didn’t count against anyone’s eligibility. She plans to make the most of it by continuing to pursue NIL opportunities and building her personal brand. She’s a communications student working on a marketing minor, so anything she does will be good for her resume. She also hopes to inspire other athletes to do the same.

“I think there are a lot of people, especially on my team, who can definitely benefit from NIL,” Donley said. “Not just the big names in basketball, football-baseball. They can say, “She’s a Division I soccer player, and she does this, and I can do this too.”

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Football No. 9 fought to a draw against Southern Miss https://tomcosgrave.com/football-no-9-fought-to-a-draw-against-southern-miss/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:28:52 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/football-no-9-fought-to-a-draw-against-southern-miss/ Next game: in Kentucky 09/16/2022 | 4 p.m. September 16 (Friday) / 4 p.m. at Kentucky OXFORD, Miss.- No. 9 Ole Miss (6-0-2) fired in a 0-0 draw with Southern Miss at Ole Miss Football Stadium on Sunday. Ashley Orkus and the defense held firm, allowing only one shot and […]]]>

OXFORD, Miss.- No. 9 Ole Miss (6-0-2) fired in a 0-0 draw with Southern Miss at Ole Miss Football Stadium on Sunday.

Ashley Orkus and the defense held firm, allowing only one shot and no shots on net. The Rebels held Southern Miss unscathed for 86 minutes. Orkus earned his sixth shutout of the season, tying it for most nationally.

The Rebel offense lived in front of the Golden Eagles goal for most of the game. Ole Miss outscored Southern Miss 22-1, including six shots on goal. Mo O’Connor led the team with six shots, while Marykate McGuire fired four times, including two shots on goal.

Ole Miss’ had two great chances in the first half. The first, O’Connor received the ball, from the head of a Golden Eagles defender, in front of the opposing goal. Unfortunately, the attempt went over the net. A few minutes later, McGuire circled a defender and then hit a grounder from the top of eighteen to the right joiner.

In the second half, the Rebels attacked the net five times in the first ten minutes, finishing the half with 13 shots and four shots on goal. Later, Taylor Radecki appeared to have scored from a free kick but a Rebels player was flagged offside.

As time ticked away, Ole Miss received three of his 17 corner opportunities for a chance to take the lead. The 17 corners taken are the most in a single game this season.

After back-to-back home games, Ole Miss hits the road to start conference play on Friday, taking on Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT. The match will be available to stream via SEC Network+.

Keep up to date with all the latest Rebel news and information by following Ole Miss Soccer on Twitter at @OleMissSoccer, on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissSoccer and on Instagram at Instagram.com/officialolemisssoccer. Also, follow the head coach Matt Word on Twitter at @CoachMattMott.


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‘A very lucky guy’: Former Zimbabwe coach, national team soccer player, takes over at Trinity College in the United States https://tomcosgrave.com/a-very-lucky-guy-former-zimbabwe-coach-national-team-soccer-player-takes-over-at-trinity-college-in-the-united-states/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 03:54:30 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/a-very-lucky-guy-former-zimbabwe-coach-national-team-soccer-player-takes-over-at-trinity-college-in-the-united-states/ By agencies When Methembe Ndlovu was growing up in Zimbabwe, he thought he had to make a choice at 16: play football or go to school. In Zimbabwe, he couldn’t do both at a high level. Both of his parents were teachers; they wanted him to continue his studies. Ndlovu wanted to play football. One […]]]>

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When Methembe Ndlovu was growing up in Zimbabwe, he thought he had to make a choice at 16: play football or go to school.

In Zimbabwe, he couldn’t do both at a high level. Both of his parents were teachers; they wanted him to continue his studies. Ndlovu wanted to play football.

One day, at a football practice, a man from the United States showed up. He talked about colleges in America and how Ndlovu could play and go to school.

This moment changed his life.

“I like to say I’m one of the luckiest guys,” Ndlovu said.

Football and education took him all over the world – to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where he first saw snow and was a four-time Ivy League player, to play football professionally , to train the second most popular football player. in Zimbabwe, to help launch a program combining AIDS and HIV education with football.

Today, 49-year-old Ndlovu returns to New England for his first year coaching the men’s soccer team at Trinity College. Former coach Mike Pilger retired after 18 seasons in November after the Bantams went 3-11-1 last season.

“I spent my early years in the United States on the East Coast, so it always felt a bit like home in the United States,” said Ndlovu, who has served as an assistant at Notre Dame and Penn State. . “I had a very high regard for [the NESCAC] so when this opportunity came up, i thought it might be a good choice.

Football Coach Methembe Ndlovu

Ndlovu started playing football as a boy. He grew up in a town called Bulawayo in the southwest of Zimbabwe.

“I was a very committed athlete, but my parents told me: ‘You continue in school,'” he said. “I played with my club team when I could, which is unusual – my parents said if you kept those grades you could play club.

“Kids who really wanted to turn professional as football players, they trained in the morning and in the afternoon. I could only train in the afternoon after school. placed in a good position for American universities. I knew nothing about college, scholarships or financial aid. It was something that was not even a thought for me.

That is, until someone from Dartmouth comes to one of his practices. A man was teaching English at a local school and came to watch the club team play and asked to speak to Ndlovu, whom the coaches pointed out as a good student.

“He moved back to the States and started sending me SAT prep stuff,” Ndlovu said. “It was completely random.

“That’s why I say I’m one of the luckiest people. A year later another person came on the same kind of exchange to teach, so I developed a connection with the school and with the coach and prepared for the SATs and a few years later, I was in Hannover NH”

Ndlovu got off the plane at Logan Airport, not knowing anyone in the United States. An assistant coach named John O’Connor was there to greet him with a sign bearing his name. In a full-circle moment, on Oct. 16, Trinity will face Castleton University (Vt.), where O’Connor now coaches.

Ndlovu always assumed that he would play professionally and then become a teacher. But watching his college coach, Bobby Clark (who won a national championship at Notre Dame in 2013), he realized once again he could do both.

“Being exposed to the whole college atmosphere in the United States, it kind of started to plant in my head the idea that you could actually teach football for a living, it could be a career,” he said. -he declares.

He played for the Zimbabwe national team and in the United States for a professional team on Cape Cod. He had the chance, for 2 and a half years, to coach his favorite childhood team, the Highlanders, and they won the Zimbabwe national title.

He was also the co-founder of a program called Grassroots Soccer, which sought to educate young people in Zimbabwe about AIDS and HIV using soccer as a vehicle. Zimbabwe has the fifth highest HIV rate in the world.

“It’s a subject that can be difficult to bring up with young people, so football was just a tool for engagement,” he said. “I’m still involved. When I moved here, I had become CEO of Africa. I was doing programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa for Grassroots, so when I left I transitioned into the board. And I just left the board this year, but I still remain involved behind the scenes.

“Our mission is to save lives. We have graduated over one million teenagers in 22 different countries since 2002. This means many young people have come through our programs, graduated and received life-saving information.

Trinity’s soccer practice started on Thursday. Earlier in the week, Ndlovu was eager to start.

“We want to improve every day,” he said. “And at the end of the season, we will end up where we belong. But what we want to do is work together as a group, on and off the pitch, with and without the ball, really be a team – if we take care of those little things, work together, play well, we Properly prepare for matches, the results will take care of themselves.

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Set a goal to prevent the 5 most common football injuries https://tomcosgrave.com/set-a-goal-to-prevent-the-5-most-common-football-injuries/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 19:59:26 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/set-a-goal-to-prevent-the-5-most-common-football-injuries/ 07 Sep 2022 08:00 Author: University of Utah Health Communications Attending a football game brings excitement and anticipation to fans who shout “Goal!” when a footballer scores. But when “Oh, no!” resounds in the crowd because an athlete on the field is injured by a fall, a blow or a collision with other players, the […]]]>

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University of Utah Health Communications

Attending a football game brings excitement and anticipation to fans who shout “Goal!” when a footballer scores. But when “Oh, no!” resounds in the crowd because an athlete on the field is injured by a fall, a blow or a collision with other players, the teams and the public are concerned about the seriousness of the injury and the football player’s recovery .

Football injuries are usually acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic while cumulative injuries result from repetitive stress on a muscle, joint or connective tissue trigger which can progressively worsen aches, pains and physical impairments.

Acute injuries

Christopher Gee, MD, MPH, specializes in primary care sports medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Utah Health. He often treats young athletes for football injuries and ranks the five most common acute football injuries he encounters.

  1. muscle strains
    • Quadruple
    • Calf
    • Tendon
    • Elder
  2. Ankle sprains
  3. Foot fractures
  4. Knee injuries
    • Knee sprain
    • Sprain or tear of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
    • Meniscus tear or bruise
  5. Upper limb injuries
    • Wrist
    • Hand
    • Elbow
    • Head/Concussion
    • Clavicle fracture

Chronic injuries

In addition to acute football injuries, players can also suffer from chronic conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, shin splints, stress fractures and tendinitis.

Prevent football injuries

Before joining a football team, an athlete should undergo a sports physical exam performed by a health care provider to assess their health, measure their body’s maturity and fitness, and record any current injuries or conditions. which could result in injury. Most states require an athletic physique before children and teens can play.

Since many injuries on the football field are the result of overuse, overtraining, poor conditioning or lack of proper warm-up, players who adhere to the following recommendations can reduce the risk soccer injury:

  • Warm up for at least 30 minutes before the game begins, starting with a few rounds and stretching your lower body and hips, groins, hamstrings, Achilles tendons, quadriceps, and neck.
  • Wear protective gear, including mouth guards and shin guards, and for goalkeepers, protective gloves. “Some players wear Q-Collars to reduce brain movement within the cranial space, which may help protect the brain from the effects of impacts to the head,” says Gee. Make sure all equipment is properly sized and maintained.
  • Check the playground for obstacles such as holes, puddles, broken glass, rocks or debris that could cause injury.
  • Avoid playing in bad weather or immediately after a thunderstorm when the ground can be slippery and muddy.
  • Give yourself time to heal after an injury, even relatively minor. Rushing backwards can increase the risk of re-injury.
  • Adopt healthy habits getting enough rest, staying hydrated and eating nutritious foods to prevent fatigue and injury proneness.

Recovering from football injuries

Football players can be injured when colliding with another player and during non-contact movements such as changing direction, tripping or running.

For athletes with a sports-related injury, orthopedists and physical therapists can help speed recovery and restore function. “Even though injured players cannot actively participate in subsequent matches, they should support their team by attending matches, cheering on their team and participating in practices and drills as much as possible,” says Gee, who is also the doctor. -chief. for Real Salt Lake Soccer Sports Medicine Services.

Athletes need to recognize and accept injuries as soon as possible to begin the healing process. Gee notes that many injuries can be successfully treated with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen and the RICE protocol as follows:

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Football players are happy to hear “Goal!” while actively playing a game, but are caught off guard if injured and are forced to put their playing time on hold while they recover. By paying close attention to their body through conditioning and training and recognizing any signs of injury, they can return to play faster when given the go-ahead by their healthcare provider and coach.

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