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Newark Soccer Initiative

More students across Newark have a place to play soccer with their friends during and after school.


Initiative Impact

Kids don’t need to look any further—the mini-pitches are installed right where they go to school!

  • 16mini-pitches created at Newark Public Schools
  • 9,000+students with more access to the game

1 million kids. 1,000 places to play. We're making soccer everyone's game.

School Soccer

“Every kid deserves a place to play because they have some fun and have new friends.” We agree!

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  • “Creating safe places for young people to play is a high priority of my administration. The partnership moves that ball forward while encouraging many more of our students to participate in soccer.”

    Mayor Ras J. Baraka

  • “We know that physical activity and healthy lifestyles are an important part of how our students learn and grow. They will have better access to programs and spaces that will help them enjoy the health and developmental benefits of playing soccer.”

    Roger Leon

    Newark Public Schools

  • “Wells Fargo is proud to partner with local and national organizations on this important investment in Newark. Being involved in organized sports at a young age provides so many valuable life lessons.”

    Gino Cammarota

    Wells Fargo

  • “Along with our partners, we are committed to providing secure mini-pitches along with youth soccer development programming for the children of Newark, just blocks away from Red Bull Arena.”

    Denis Hamlett

    New York Red Bulls

Before & After

  • Red mini-pitch in Newark

Find a Mini-Pitch

Use our interactive map to locate a mini-pitch near you.

Initiative Partners

  • Newark Public Schools logo
  • New York Red Bulls logo
  • Wells Fargo logo