Report: Philadelphia Archbishop allows girls to play football

Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 14:55:08-04

PHILADELPHIA (WTKR) — An 11-year-old girl near Philadelphia won her crusade to play football for a Catholic Youth Organization team, after the city’s archbishop reversed a boys-only rule. That’s according to a report from CBS Philly.

Caroline Pla has played organized football since kindergarten, but was told last fall the no-girls rule would be enforced in her Bucks County league. She petitioned the archdiocese, leading to Thursday’s decision from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, according to reports.

Find the complete story from CBS Philly, HERE.