SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST
THROUGH THE GAME OF SOCCER
Vickery United is formed in 2012 to give refugee youth the opportunity to play in a soccer club and play in recreation and competitive league in North Texas Soccer.
Our team is composed of players from different parts of the world, and it is a unique opportunity to bring unity in a pretty diverse community through the love of Christ and soccer.
It is our mission to provide the opportunity for the kids and youth in the refugee community to play soccer in a soccer club. It is also our mission to make a godly impact in their lives through the love of Christ and the sharing of God's word. It is our aim to make disciples through soccer and raise up young leaders in their community. We also assist them to excel in their academics and help them graduate in High School and go to college.
Vickery United is our volunteer based outreach in the community. We need more volunteers to help us in coaching, training, and transportation. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth through soccer. If you want to volunteer with us, please fill out our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Background check is required.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Location: Moss Soccer Park, Dallas TX 75231
Game Schedule: Yet to be determined for the Spring 2019
HOW WE BECAME A TEAM
Danny Domingo, founder of Love is Ministry, also started the team, Vickery United in 2012. He was walking around his neighborhood, in Vickery Meadows, wondering how he could bring all the different ethnic groups together. So many different languages are spoken in the small Vickery Meadows area, that it can be hard to connect with anyone outside of your own people group. Danny was walking around when he noticed two kids, from two different cultures, kicking the soccer ball together. He noticed that the kids had different languages, yet they were able to connect through soccer.
This sparked an idea in Danny that he should add a soccer program to his ministry in order to more effectively reach the youth for Christ. With many answered prayers and volunteers, Danny was able to start a summer soccer league. A few years later, the team, Vickery United, was formed. God has provided coaches, funds to pay for the league, and equipment to run real practices.
In 2013, Zach and Casey Loyd, both professional players, joined our ministry and they became the champion of our club team. They are now directing our club team and helping others coaches to train our players. We now have both boys and girls competing in recreational and competitive leagues in North Texas. In 2016, we expanded our soccer ministry in Tampa, FL. We are amazed at what God has done in a short amount of time, and will continue to trust God as we move forward with the teams.