In 1993, Myles, founded the Minor Football League (MFL) to serve youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was designed to provide an opportunity for athletic participation that does not ordinarily exist outside of college or professional sports. Each MFL member team must be involved in the community where it is based.
An NFL veteran and sociology major who graduated from Arizona State, Myles uses both his professional and academic experience to develop and implement drug prevention, violence reduction and conflict resolution programs for youth eight to 18.
Myles spent a great deal of his spare time volunteering for children’s programs. He has sponsored and coached Special Olympics teams and has worked as a director for the State of Maryland Parks and Planning, overseeing programs in various recreational youth centers.
Robert Wilson, nicknamed, Bobby, is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round (seventeenth overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins
Wilson played college football at Michigan State University and played with the Redskins from 1991-94. He was a member of the 1991 Redskins team that won Super Bowl XX Super Bowl XXVI.
By the end of the 2008 Arena Football season, Roache found himself ending a career that lasted 25 years of playing football from the early age of 5. The career brought home 3 high school championships, college scholarship, NFL try-outs and Arena Football career.
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Roache’ found himself in a football uniform at the early age of 5 year old playing for a local Boys & Girl’s Club.
After graduating from the well renowned DeMatha Catholic High School, Roache’ attended Fork Union Military Academy with teammate Plaxico Burress. Roache’ went on to attend Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Roache’ left Morgan State University in 2002 to play with a NFL development team in San Antonio, TX. After returning to the Washington, D.C. area a year later, Roache’ landed a small role in popular HBO series “THE WIRE” for season 2,3 & 5.
Finding Himself back on the football field, Roache’ quickly became a leading figure for the Baltimore Blackbirds, which was later know as, the Baltimore Mariners. After choosing to hang up his football equipment in 2008 to focus on family time and giving back to the community, Roache’ has become an important figure within the “MFL” organization as the General Manager.
Roache’ can also be found visiting high schools assisting Student-Athletes and Admissions along with their families the uncertainty of the collegiate recruiting process.
MFL host Kelsey Nelson was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. Kelsey’s family is from the American deep south and this Madi Gras queen truly embraces the idea of Southern hospitality as she is always smiling. A former Miss Teen Maryland African American United, Kelsey has many accolades. Kelsey has been featured in Next Step magazine, and Who’s Who as one of the top students in the nation. A 2010 graduate of Clarksburg High School she is currently a junior at the University of Maryland-College Park where she is studying Broadcast Journalism and African American studies as a Dean’s List student. At school she is very involved. She is chair of the Black Student Union’s community service committee, treasurer of The Black Law Student Association, treasurer of the Sisterhood of Unity and Love, and sports editor for The Eclipse. Kelsey is also involved in the NAACP, Freedom School, a Help Center Counselor, Campus Mentoring Bigs Program, and hosts new students to the school. Kelsey also is a teacher’s assistant for the introductory into the university class at UMD and she will be co-teaching a class on the African slave trade this year. Kelsey also works with children a lot in her spare time; as an America Reads America Counts tutor, volunteering at GapBuster’s Saturday school program, assistant cheerleading coach for the Montgomery Village Chiefs Association and a volunteer mentor with the Boys and Girls Club of America. After completing her undergraduate degree, Kelsey plans to go to law school to receive a degree in sports/business law so she can combine her interest of sports law and sports broadcasting. She has been a sports journalism intern at React Radio, WMUC radio and WLVS and currently also interns as the Marketing/PR rep for Live Unchained. These are just a few internships she has held of many. Also upcoming for Kelsey, she will be interning for the Terrapin Club at UMD as she continues her venture into the sports world. She looks forward to working closely with the organization and helping fans to “experience the MFL.” Kelsey wishes all the MFL teams a successful season.
John Webster has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in the leisure service industry. He has been on the cutting edge in management, education and community relations. Blending a 30 year track record of practical work experience teaching youth and adults and managing urban and suburban community recreation programs, he has established a solid foundation and a keen sensitivity for diverse people, groups and processes required to succeed in today’s competitive leisure service environment.
Among his significant previous positions, John has served as a Regional Manager (Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission), Special Assistant for Youth Services (National Recreation & Park Association), Executive Director (YMCA of Metropolitan Washington), Adjunct Professor of Leisure Services/Non-Profit Leadership (Howard University) and Community Relations Program Coordinator (D.C. Parks & Recreation). He is currently a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Takoma Park Recreation Department.
John Webster holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowie State University. He also serves as the Youth Sports Ministry Director at Kent Baptist Church.
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