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Settlement to align amenities for school sports teams

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MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -

A court settlement on sports equality could change the makeup of fall athletics at a Middle Tennessee school.

In February 2010, a former coach at Central High School and the parents of four female soccer players sued the Coffee County School District, claiming there were big differences between boys and girls athletics at the school.

The parents claimed the girl's soccer team didn't have the amenities the football team enjoyed, and there was also a difference in the space provided for games and practice.

The parties settled the case earlier this month, according to the Manchester Times.

The girl's soccer program will now be allowed to use the football field twice a week when the football team is playing elsewhere on Friday nights and once a week when there are home football games.

School officials told the paper they are now working to make sure all terms of the settlement are followed.

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