Whitmore Indoor Classic
Ramblers Soccer New York is excited to host another fantastic year of our indoor soccer tournament. This year, we pay tribute to a highly respected member of our LGBTQ soccer community, Bob Whitmore, after his passing in September of 2015. We decided to rename our iconic tournament after him so that he remains in our thoughts as we converge upon NYC for a weekend filled with social events, soccer, camaraderie, and possibly a drink or 15. Please coordinate closely with your club captains for important registration dates and rates before planning your trip, and we look forward to being your host this year.
Team Registration for club captains/managers: Monday Jan. 4th @ 7am sharp.
In Memoriam Bob
It is with great sadness to report that Bob Whitmore, one of the founding members of the New York Ramblers, passed away earlier this week at his home in Southampton. While many of us never got the chance to know Bob, we live the result of his generosity and passion every time we step on the field - together - as Ramblers.
From the Ramblers who were, from the Ramblers who are and from the Ramblers who will be - Thank you Bob, for giving us a place to find friendship, for creating a team that turned into a league then became a family, for giving us and others around the world the opportunity to play the sport we love, for your lasting legacy and last, but certainly not least, for showing us that the power of courage and bravery can build something amazing.
In lieu of sending flowers Bob’s partner, Alan, requests that loved ones make a donation in Bob’s name to Ramblers Soccer New York (PO Box 230330 NY, NY 10023), or online at the link below.
After an intense, hard fought game, the Set Shop Ramblers came out VICTORIOUS, winning 2-1 to become CHAMPIONS of the Gotham Soccer League!!! The Ramblers defeated long time rivals and previous champions CLS United. With stellar performances from forward (Daniel H.) to midfield (Jeff K. Brandon S. Paul W. Charlie D. Eric R. Joseph P.), defense (Aidan A. Ross T. Geoff D. and Templeton T) and goal (Corey S.), they denied CLS a goal until the last ten seconds of regulation when CLS broke through for the tie. In OT the Ramblers pressed on and a team effort secured the victory with a stellar goal set up off a breakaway run by Paul W. who passed outside to Dan H., crossed to Eric R. for the flick to Brandon S. for the chest in to goal. Emotions were high as many fellow Ramblers and supporters were on site to see this victory 3 years in the making. "Started at the bottom, now we're here" as captain Jeff K. put it. Hard work, team effort and a desire to win earned this victory. Way to go Ramblers! Check the video link below.
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