Homestead council member Ávila recognizes local youth sports teams for their achievements

Members of local youth sports teams are recognized at the town council meeting.

As the famous saying goes, “Success doesn’t come to you, you have to work for it”.

Homestead Council Member Erica Ávila acknowledged the hard work many Homestead youth sports teams have put in to achieve success. The teams recognized at the February Special Council Presentation Ceremony were the Dick Conley Steelers 12U Football Team, the Keys Gate Knights Varsity Cheer Team and the AYSO 12U Girls, 12U Boys and 19U Girls teams. The coaches as well as the teams received certificates of recognition presented in the name of the member of the Ávila council and the city council.

“Coaches, this is in recognition of all your hard work in bringing home the champions,” said board member Ávila. “We want our Homestead talents to come back to Homestead so it’s really important for all of us here on the board to recognize our youth and talent so they can come back and be proud of where it all started.

The room buzzed with excitement and anticipation as teams were called one by one to come to the stage to receive their certificates of recognition for their outstanding achievements. The coaches were also honored with their own certificates of recognition for teaching the future generation of Homestead to identify their strengths and work together to achieve a monumental goal.

About teams
The Dick Conley Steelers 12U were the first team in their league’s history to compete in the Miami Extreme Championship. Not only did they qualify to compete, but they also secured second place in the championship. Dick Conley Football is a local Homestead league that practices at Harris Field Park. They offer young people in the community a place to learn football in a competitive, fun and safe environment.

The Keys Gate Knights Varsity Cheer team were celebrated for their first place finish in the Diamonds Cheer and Dance Competition, which made them eligible to compete statewide. The Knights Varsity Cheer coaches emphasize the importance of teamwork, character building and classroom achievement. They allow athletes to not only become better athletes, but also to become better at life skills.

AYSO had three teams that were honored for their recent wins. Boys 12U, Girls 12U and 19U were celebrated for winning their respective 14 States Section football games.

AYSO is the local youth football league which plays at the City of Homestead Sports Complex.

The league’s goal is to create a fun, family-friendly environment where every child can grow and develop their soccer skills as well as learn important social and life skills.

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Ruth J. Leeds