8/29/22 – The SWAG, which launched in 2018, brings soccer for free into the region’s Black and immigrant communities while also mining for kids who could graduate to the Philadelphia Union Academy.(Read More)
Free On-Field Soccer Clinic for Philly’s Underserved Children With Hopes of Sparking Interest in the Game
3/3/22 – The SWAG, the fast-growing Philadelphia soccer program reaching over 2,000 inner-city children of color per year, hopes to raise awareness and excitement in soccer by hosting free community-focused soccer clinic with a free soccer ball for all participants. (Read More)
Graham Partners kicks off business internship program for soccer players, coaches
11/9/21 – Graham Partners launched a new program Tuesday for professional soccer players and coaches who volunteer with The SWAG soccer program. The Newtown Square-based private equity firm has created a six-week internship for 10 SWAG volunteers. (Read More)
8/1/21 – Sunday afternoon Philadelphia’s SWAG program claimed its first National Championship, concluding a perfect run on the pitch in the 3×3 National Championships at the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. (Read More)
SWAG wants to bring soccer into the lives of inner-city kids through free clinics — and provide opportunities outside football and basketball
7/15/21 –The Philadelphia Union Foundation is making a difference with youth soccer in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Union defender Olivier Mbaizo stood in front of a group of kids, mostly ages 4-8, at Conservatory Field in Upper Darby after a two-hour soccer clinic. The children were asked by SWAG director of coaching Nick Bibbs to name the person in front of them. (Read More)
PHILADELPHIA UNION FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH THE SWAG
7/7/21 –The Philadelphia Union Foundation is making a difference with youth soccer in Philadelphia.
A partnership with The SWAG, a soccer program reaching more than 2,000 inner city kids a year, helps encourage the city’s most vulnerable youth to develop a passion for soccer and lead them on a successful path to a healthier lifestyle, educational opportunities and college scholarships. (Read More)
PHILADELPHIA UNION FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH THE SWAG
7/6/21 – The Philadelphia Union Foundation (PUF) is partnering with The SWAG, the fast-growing Philadelphia soccer program reaching over 2,000 inner-city young children per year, to help encourage the city’s most vulnerable youth to develop a passion for soccer and lead them on a successful path to a healthier lifestyle, educational opportunities, and collegiate scholarships. (Read More)
SWAG SOCCER PROGRAM TARGETING VULNERABLE YOUTHS IN PHILLY
6/10/21 – The SWAG, a fast-growing Philadelphia soccer program reaching over 2,000 inner-city young children of color per year, is encouraging the City’s most vulnerable youth to develop a passion for soccer which could ultimately lead them on a successful path to a healthier lifestyle, private school, collegiate scholarships, and potentially a professional career (Read More)
THE SWAG: A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH SOCCER IN PHILADELPHIA
6/7/21 – In Philadelphia, the chance to provide young athletes of color life-changing opportunities through sports is limited. The SWAG is looking to change that. The SWAG provides free year-round soccer development program clinics for young athletes of color, ages four to eight, from the city of Philadelphia. (Read More)
Philadelphia youth soccer program gives new meaning to SWAG
6/5/21 – Since 2018, The SWAG has emboldened roughly 2,000 children in African-American and immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Their goal is to bring exciting opportunities to children in underserved neighborhoods. (Read More)
SWAG soccer program providing free training and coaching for inner-city Philly youth
6/3/21 – If you are a youngster interested in playing soccer, there’s a Philadelphia soccer program titled “The SWAG” that is creating opportunities for very young athletes in Philadelphia’s Black and immigrant communities, particularly in the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, offering very early exposure to the sport with professional training to provide a more diverse athlete base for years to come. (Read More)
The SWAG on TV
NBC10 – Philadelphia’s SWAG Win 3v3 National Championship
Fox 29 – SWAG Win Back to Back National Titles
6ABC – 5-year-old Philadelphia boy signs affirmations to teammates to help make soccer game more inclusive
CBS3 – SWAG Program Aims To Get Young Students At Chester School Involved In Soccer For Life
6ABC – Philly’s kids get a chance to learn from the best
CBS3 – Philly’s SWAG Help Prep City for World Cup Bid
The SWAG is a free soccer development program launched in 2018 for players aged 4 to 8 who aspire to someday play at a higher level, potentially being selected to join the Philadelphia Union’s Academy system.
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