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Vaqueros Youth Academy has a home!!!

By VFC, 09/24/17, 3:00PM CDT


Artist's rendering of the completed Vaqueros Field at Sycamore Park

The newly formed Fort Worth Vaqueros Youth Academy non-profit organization will soon have a home thanks to the dogged efforts of Academy Director Mark Snell.

The Fort Worth Parks Department and the Vaqueros Youth Academy entered into a long term partnership to renovate the run down tennis courts at Sycamore Park to create Vaqueros Field at Sycamore Park.

An artificial surface will be laid atop the existing concrete pad to create a state of the art field. The Vaqueros will begin training youth academy teams while also utilizing the facility for adult 7v7 leagues, youth camps, clinics and other soccer and fitness activities.

"We have been working hard on this project for almost two years," Snell said. "This is a big step for our future youth academy. A big thanks to Parks Department Assistant Director Nancy Bunton and Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray."

The Vaqueros and City anticipate the project's completion before the end of 2017 with a full slate of events to be up and running by Spring 2018.

The new facility will be located at 2400 East Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Vaqueros owner Michael Hitchcock said this development rose from the hard work the club has put in the past four years to, "grow the game in Fort Worth" through its grassroots efforts.

"Vaqueros Field at Sycamore Park is an important step toward realizing our vision for the sport of soccer in Fort Worth," Hitchcock said. "Through this public-private partnership, Vaqueros Field at Sycamore Park will allow us to continue to give back to our community while launching the Vaqueros Youth Academy, in turn, providing incredible opportunities for Fort Worth players. Thanks to the City of Fort Worth leaders for supporting our vision."

Click HERE for Fort Worth Magazine's article about Vaqueros Field at Sycamore Park.