Fan Violence In Soccer

18 Mar 19
SBI Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration during Juventus’ UCL Round of 16 win over Atletico Madrid might cost him. The 34-year-old Juve forward mimicked Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration in Juve’s 3-0 win in the second leg and has been charged by UEFA with improper conduct. (READ) Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is out for two weeks with […]

18 Mar 19
Archy news nety

The Cowboys, however, were not able to let loose last week last week – starting from Sunday morning, they sat with $ 24.3 million in the space cap and paintings of young stars to be locked up. But even if their situation were different and they had a little more space to breathe, it is […]

18 Mar 19
Comm 3357 Spring 19

Summary In the article posted by Musa Okwonga, “Raheem Sterling shouldn’t have to educate the media about racism,” Sterling recounts the racism occurring in British sport media. As a professional soccer player and father, Sterling has much to do. The last things he wants to deal with are racist remarks from fans and unfair treatment […]

17 Mar 19
Sport is Not a Game ⚽

In May of 2018, approximately 50 people entered Sporting’s training centre in Lisbon, Portugal, and violently attacked both the players and staff. The attackers, who have been identified as “fans”, had their faces covered, and displayed acts of violence during Sporting’s practice and also caused damage to their changing room. While no one was severely […]

17 Mar 19
Soccer Unplugged with Mark Pulisic

On Episode 10, we discuss a few hot topics from the world of soccer: 

1. Fan violence in England;
2. The USWNT’s gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer; and
3. The college admissions scandal implicating college coaches across the country.

Also, listen to the end of the episode to hear a preview of our next episode where we’ll be joined by a very special guest, arguably our most famous guest yet (at least if your measuring by Twitter followers).

17 Mar 19
The need to read

Anyone who knows me really well, can tell you two things about me. 1) I like music. 2) I like sports. I’m positive we will cover music at a later time. Right now I want to focus on this book that I’ve recently read. Soccer is growing at a phenomenal rate here in the United […]

16 Mar 19
Archy Worldys


16 Mar 19
Bonesville: The Authoritative Independent Voice of East Carolina

No. 14 ECU Takes Series Opener At Maryland, 9-0…Practice begins; Houston wants more tempo…McDuffie Scores 34 as No. 6 Wichita State Downs No. 3 Temple, 80-74…Memphis Advances to Semifinals with Win over UCF…Another Duke-North Carolina spectacle is punctuated by Zion Williamson’s athletic brilliance…Florida State dunks top-seeded Virginia, eliminates Cavaliers in ACC semifinals…The N.C.A.A. Tournament’s Forgotten […]

16 Mar 19
The London Free Press

In other musical genres, Exco Levi would be a star immediately recognizable in Canada. But being on top of the reggae music charts in Canada – with seven Juno Award nominations and five wins for reggae recording of the year since 2012 — doesn’t quite cut it. That’s okay, says Levi, one of the featured […]

15 Mar 19

By Ian Laird @UneducatedU on Twitter Multiple incidents this past weekend brought to light for many people around the globe the state that football fandom finds itself in throughout world.  The reality though is that there have been deep underlying issues for clubs and their respective fanbases for decades that have mostly gone unaddressed in […]

15 Mar 19

MFCMFC Lagos Hooliganism between supporters of rival football clubs is not unique to Nigeria. But its destructive effect seems to be more visible in the nation’s league. In the glorious days of football, players, football administrators and the fans adored referees. All over the world, referees are major actors in the game of soccer, which […]

15 Mar 19
RCSM475 Group 7

Fan violence in the sports we watch today are always looked at as a minimal incident but now-a-days the minimal level has turned into something else and athlete safety has become questionable. Football according to is facing serious scrutiny because a player named Jack Grealish was attacked and assaulted on the field by an […]

15 Mar 19
RCSM475 Group 7

Fan violence has really reached it’s all time high? Should an agreement be built into every ticket sold that the fans will purchase because there have just been too many cases of undisciplined and reckless behaviors from fans. According to, A football fan is currently facing being banned from matches after the fan found […]

14 Mar 19
Group 4

Is there a line that a fan can cross in which it becomes too far? The idea of being a diehard fan seems ideal, and respected in most situations. It shows how loyal and dedicated someone is to a particular team.  However, the problem is that, some fans are so loyal that they would commit […]

14 Mar 19
Hilltown Families

MARCH 16-22, 2019


Summer Camp Directory for Western MA!

Looking for summer options for your kids? Check out our featured post, 2019 Summer Camp Directory for a comprehensive list of summer camps and programs that will wow and dazzle you! Summer opportunities featured range from music, art, farming, theater, dance, science, nature, sports, speaking, yoga, rock ‘n roll… to traditional summer day or overnight camps/programs! There’s something for all ages! Toddlers to teens! Preschool to college bound! Check it out and start making your summer plans! — Do you have a summer camp or program you’d like to have included in our comprehensive list? Find out how you can submit your listing HERE.

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The Hartsbrook School. Hadley, MAThe Hartsbrook School provides a preschool experience that savors childhood and prepares for the future. Through imaginative play and practical work, children develop deep foundational skills, and the curiosity to seek answers and engage with the world. Uninterrupted time outdoors, music and song, visits to the farm animals, nourishing shared meals: these are a young child’s daily rhythm. Serving students from infancy through high school, The Hartsbrook School’s curriculum progressively meets each developmental stage with great care. Give your child the foundation for their future and enjoy a vibrant parent community. Accepting applications for children 2.9 to 6 years. Come take a tour! 193 Bay Road, Hadley, 413-586-1908,

Maple Days at the Homestead! Celebrate the year’s first agricultural harvest at the Bryant Homestead in Cummington, MA, and experience the magic of maple syrup encountered in the 1800’s! Pancake breakfast in the dining room & parlor, historic boiling demonstration with Dennis Picard, a 19th-century cooking demo featuring Mrs. Bryant’s pancake recipe, an exhibit on the science of sugaring, community art project, maple story-time for kids, and a visit from Sawyer Farm’s draft horses! March 9 & 10 and 16 & 17. Due to this event’s popularity, registration for breakfast strongly encouraged this year. For schedule, pricing, and registration visit Questions?

A family friendly St. Patrick’s Day performance by the Celtic Heels Irish Dance Company celebrating the ancient dance styles and culture of Ireland with a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, lively modern flair takes place on Sunday, March 17 at 3pm at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Featuring vivid costumes and intriguing dances supported by vibrant backdrop videos, this Hooley Celebration will delight audience members of all ages! $12/adult, $10/senior & student, $8/child. The Celtic Heels School of Dance offers lessons and summer workshops in Greenfield for ages 4-adult. For show or class information contact or call 413-475-3353.

Best kept secret in Amherst! Spring Street Preschool is an independent, progressive preschool located in downtown Amherst. Experienced and caring teachers provide opportunities for constructive play, literacy learning, friendship development, and creative arts. Spring Street Preschool has two outdoor play spaces, including a nature playground. Enrolling children from 2 yrs 9 months – 5 years. Flexible schedule with hours from 8am-5:30pm and affordable tuition. Spring Street Preschool is a non-denominational preschool located behind the Congregational Church. To schedule a tour call 413-256-8442 or email For more info visit

Amherst Montessori School Summer Discovery. Amherst, MA ♦ Amherst Montessori’s Summer Discovery offers playful adventures tailored to children ages 15 months to 12 years. Preschool/kindergarten children will have so much fun jumping through sprinklers, playing outside, and exploring two-week themes that include Gardening, Insects & Wildlife, Building & Creating, and Cooking. Toddlers ages 3 and below will love AMS’s nurturing environment with lots of outdoor play, songs & movement, water play, and sensory exploration, all with emphasis on building independence. The amazing Michelle Risch leads three weeks of LEGO building and creativity with thousands of Legos for Elementary children to build wherever their imagination takes them. Varying schedules to meet the needs of working families Dates: Jun 10-Aug 2; Age Range of Participants: 15mos-12yo. Contact: 413-253-3101 ♦

Connect with nature through the life of a working farm: The Hartsbrook School’s Farm Camp in Hadley, MA, lets children slow down and savor the summer! Campers feed the goats, collect eggs, make cheese, card wool and enjoy carefree days with other “young farmers.” Experienced, thoughtful counselors allow campers to enjoy the freedom and wonder of summer. The practical skills learned on the farm help children to be more confident and grounded in their everyday lives. Camp Dates: June 17-July 26, 2019 (no camp July 4th week); Age Range: 4-12yo; For more information: 413-586-1908 x116.

The Bement School offers summer programs for children from 4 to 15 years old. Children have the opportunity to enjoy the fun of a traditional day camp and help create their own schedule by choosing from our wide range of unique activities. Digging into Nature at Pine Hillprovides outdoor education for ages 5-12. The Junior Camp provides a safe, nurturing camp experience for our youngest campers. The Adventure Day Camp offers activity choices that include cooking, movie-making, sports, nature, arts and crafts, and swimming. The Counselor-in-Trainingprogram gives young teenagers experience working with children and developing valuable job skills while still enjoying the fun of summer camp. Summer programs run from June 17 to August 9.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Greenfield, MA ♦ Stoneleigh-Burnham School is pleased to offer a unique variety of overnight summer programs for girls ages 9-18. Camps for young riders, debaters, dancers, and artists blend excellent instruction and summer fun with a uniquely supportive community. Based on a beautiful, 100-acre campus, Stoneleigh-Burnham camps make use of the school’s outstanding facilities and adhere to the same high standards set during the academic year. Campers live in school dormitories, enjoying campus life with new friends and caring faculty mentors. All Stoneleigh-Burnham summer camps, from riding and dance to debate and art and animation, emphasize the development of confidence, the acquisition of skills, and the discovery of new talents. Dates: Jun 23-Jul 27; Age Range of Campers: 9-18yo. Contact: 413-774-2711 x256 ♦

At Home in the Woods. Conway, MA ♦ Are your children ready for a wilderness adventure this summer? Check out the variety of Camps & Programs that Earthwork Programs provides for ages 5-teen from June-August. Register ASAP & use code SURVIVALKITHF to receive a free survival kit! Your children can learn & practice wilderness skills: fire making, shelter building, foraging, tracking, bird language. Plus much more: nature awareness, knife safety, games, mentoring, communication, & community building skills. Special Programs for teens & preteens: LIT, Overnight (night hiking, night sky navigation & more), Way of Wilderness Warrior (add martial arts w/wilderness skills), Hunter-Gatherer (intro to hunting & gathering). Immerse your children in nature! Camps start at $350/week. Dates: Jun 24-Aug 13; Age Range of Participants: 5-18yo. Contact: 413-340-1161 ♦

Montessori School of Northampton Summer Programs. Northampton, MA ♦ For over 40 years MSN has offered exciting and engaging summer programs for children in the tradition of Italian educator Maria Montessori. Located near downtown Northampton, Route 9 and I-91, they offer 8 weeks of programming starting at 18 months old up to 8th grade. Their Toddler and Children’s House (pre/K) programs have half and full day options available, with a strong teacher/student ratio and theme based programming. For elementary and middle school students they offer classes like Film & Videography, LEGO Robotics, Drawing/Painting Immersive Workshop, Daytrippers, Culinary Creations, LEGO STEM, Graphic Novel & Comic Book Art, Outdoor Wilderness Adventures, Social Justice Workshop, and Digital Animation presented by Holyoke Codes. Dates: Jun 24-Aug 16; Age Range of Participants: 18mo-14yo. Contact: 413-587-1040 ♦

Miss Leticia Music Summer Camp. Amherst, MA ♦ Music Summer Camp for Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Vocals and Rock Band! Music instruction for beginners and interim/adv Rock Band for students ages 6-14. Weekly themed camps for 4 weeks total, July 8-Aug 2. Themes this year are: July 8-12 (1960’s-70’s); July 15-19 (Radio Hits); July 22-25 (1980’s-90’s); July 29-Aug 2 (Songwriting). Classes held at 41 Blue Hills Road in Amherst at Miss Leticia Music School, 8:45am-3pm M-F. Campers bring their lunch, snack provided — cost: $400 weekly (multi-week and sibling discounts available). Classes limited to 8 students per group. Instructors: Rhys Davies, Leticia Davies, Kimaya Diggs, Rusty Daniels. Email for registration. Dates: Jul 8-Aug 2; Age Range of Campers: 6-14yo. Contact:

MARKET YOUR SUMMER CAMP: In an effort to connect families with summer camps & programs in the region, Hilltown Families is offering camps and programs a chance to partner with us in their online marketing with a special enhanced publicity offer. Hilltown Families features summer camps and programs in the region on Hilltown Families with a special directory: 2019 Summer Camp Directory. Find out more about this targeted marketing opportunity HERE.

MARKET YOUR PARTY VENUE: Hilltown Families is partnering with local businesses and organizations throughout Western MA to build a four-season, comprehensive list of options to help parents and caregivers find local venues to host birthday parties that match the interests of their children. If your business or organization hosts themed parties or provide space for celebrations, you are invited to join our stellar team of local businesses and organizations that are partnering with us to reach new customers. A yearlong membership in our Birthday Party Venues in Western MA Directory is an affordable way to reach thousands of families living across the region. For new listings, we offer a special package to take the promotion of your business or space to the next level! Click here to find out what we offer and how to add your local party venue or service.

MARKET YOUR PRESCHOOL: Are you looking for a preschool that fits your child’s personality and reflects your family’s values for next year? Check out our Preschool Directory, which features preschools and programs across Western MA. Find the perfect place for your young one! ♦ If you have a school or program you would like to add to our directory, contact us at for more information on how you can be added at any time.

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