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Caroline Pla

Why I'm Fighting For Girls Who Want To Play Football

Caroline Pla | Posted 04.07.2015 | Teen
Caroline Pla

I'm not just a fan of the game: I'm a 13-year-old, 5'4'' offensive guard who takes on mostly boys twice my size. I just finished playing my eighth and final season in the Philadelphia-area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football program. Unfortunately, it hasn't come without a fight.

Teen Fights For Girls To Play Football -- Again

the Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Teen

In 2013, all-star Caroline Pla was told by the Philadelphia Archdiocese Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) -- a Catholic-backed football league in Penn...

Victory! Girl, 11, Gets OK From Church To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia ran a reverse Thursday, allowing an 11-year-old girl to play Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tackle football next se...

11-Year-Old Girl's Football Fight

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.24.2013 | Sports

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia doesn't need another public relations headache after years of priest-abuse and schoo...