Belleville gets new turf field thanks to the Players Development Academy
Belleville is celebrating its new turf field made possible by the Players Development Academy Urban Initiative.
The Somerset-based program brings soccer to working and lower class families. Children now have a professional space where they can be active and bring the sport back to the streets.
"It was a tennis court there that we eventually took over. We took it down. There was no turf. We played every day, winner takes all. And I think that's how I developed because every day we played for four, six hours. Until it got dark. We left school, we never went home, we just went and played ball. And I hope you kids do the same," says former U.S. Men’s National Soccer team player Santiago Formoso.