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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

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2018 & 2019 Junior Pee Wee D3 Optimist Bowl Champions
2019 D3 Regional Champions

MARA Colts Tackle Football Championship team

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Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) was founded in 1956 for the purpose of providing the youth in the Matthews area an organized association for sports and recreational activities. Located at Arthur Goodman Park, MARA provides a balance of strong leadership and an involved community. 

The MARA Colts offer three (3) different forms of youth football: Flag7V7, and  Tackle.

Flag Football is offered in the spring and fall. Tackle Football is played during the fall and it starts August 1 and ends in mid-November.  7V7 football is offered in winter and spring.  Please read the FAQ before emailing questions 


A player catching a touchdown in MARA Colts Flag Football
An opposing player about to be tackled by a MARA Colts Football player during a game




Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association
Kathy Duncan MARA Administrator, PO Box 1023
Matthews, North Carolina 28106

Phone: 704-847-0752
Email: [email protected]

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