GHS Football Coach, Team Meet with YWCA Expert

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The Greenwich High School football team gathered for a preseason meeting, but this one isn’t just about teaching the players lessons on offense and defense.

Meredith Gold of the Greenwich YWCA Domestic Abuse Services spoke with the team about dating violence and sexual assault.

“I think it’s important these are at least talked about so we can educate our young adults,” said John Marinelli.

About 85 players listened to the facts about domestic abuse, something several professional athletes have been a part of in the recent past. But, Greenwich head coach John Marinelli says this type pf discussion with a team isn’t new- he even did it as a player.

“We aren’t doing it because it’s in the news, we are doing it because it’s the right thing to do- to properly educate young people on what is right and what isn’t right, what is appropriate and what’s not,” said Marinelli.

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About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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