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Aug, 2021

Fremont Rush x Fremont PD Meet & Greet PT 2

Article By: Niamh Lambert Fremont Rush Topics Editor | Photo Credit: Jenna C.

Fremont Rush welcomed two special guests to the pitch from the Fremont Police department, officers Jamil and Troy Roberts. The two brothers talked with our male players about how being a good teammate can translate to being a positive member of the community. 

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The presentation opened with a brief overview of Officers Roberts’ soccer careers. Both men lead impressive careers, both landing them spots on MLS teams. Officer Troy started playing at Washington High School, went on to play at Cal State Berkeley, and then went on to play at the Galaxy for four years before finishing off his career in New York. Officer Jamil also started playing at Washington, went on to join the US youth national team, from there played in college at Santa Clara, and finished out playing professionally at Houston and our local Bay Area Earthquakes. These two have both led impressive soccer careers to say the least. 

The two then went on to share with players their reasons for wanting to become officers. Both had a similar story of wanting to help out the community in a positive way, and also had the desire to work out in the streets rather than stuck behind a desk. 

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“One of my friends worked for the Fremont Police department and he told me to come for a ride along. I was out for a couple hours and just kind of fell in love with it.” -Jamil

Once the officers finished talking about their backgrounds, they moved onto Rush’s eleven core values. Hands went flying up to shout out answers, as the brothers asked our players what each core value meant to them. Every answer was unique, but still represented what it means to be a part of Rush soccer. The officers also shared what the most important core value is for them. 

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“Respect I think is huge. Being able to respect your coaches, your teammates, your opponents is so important because when you stop playing something it’s something you will carry on with you in real life.” -Officer Troy

“I would say unity. It keeps you very humble. You aren’t bigger than the team. I think you get a lot of good players when you have a team that all work together and don’t think it's all about them. It’s super important to have that when creating a team atmosphere.”

As the presentation was coming to a close, Officers Jamil and Troy showed off their skills. They juggled for the crowd, and finally finished up by giving every team the opportunity to take a picture with the two of them. 

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As the field was clearing out I got the chance to ask the officers how our Fremont Rush players can make the community a happy safe place. 

“I think they just can stay in touch and get to know those around them. Knowing your local firefighters, officers, and neighbors is a great way to support the community around you.”

Thank you Officers Jamil and Troy or coming out to the pitch and keeping our city safe!

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