The Reign FC forward #Shea_Groom will visit #Ethiopia for the third time this December, and she is ready to inspire even more players in Ethiopia’s capital. She has attended as part of group called ‘Athletes In Action’.
“It was incredible to talk to so many of those women,” Groom said. “You should see some of the shoes they play in – I think that was one of the biggest impacts on me. Some of the youth teams were playing in socks, and one of the most powerful things I saw was when I looked down and this little kid had the biggest smile on his face despite his shoe having a massive sock over it to help keep it on, because it didn’t have any laces.
“They just don’t complain though. We played on a field made of volcanic rock and you would not have known the difference, they have a smile on their face. It was a humbling experience.
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