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Crowley Foosball family featured in documentary film

Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 00:24:07-05

A Crowley family is being featured in a documentary about the intense competitive world of Foosball.

Premiering on Tuesday, the Rues, considered the first family of Foosball, were featured in the documentary. Terry Rue, his wife Keisha and daughter Sullivan are all world champion table soccer players.

The Rues have been competing for years working to bring more attention to the sport. In 2015, the family brought home world champion trophies in Lexington Kentucky each in their own categories. In 2019, The Rue family were members of the U.S.A. Table Soccer team. Both the USA Men's and the USA Women's teams won the international championship that year in Murcia, Spain.

"You can see really what hard work and practice looks like on the table," said Terry Rue. "That's what's really cool, when you actually see the technique and strategy involved. And it's something we can do as a family. Not many sports you can say that about."

According to the Foosballers documentary website, the film takes a deep dive into the underground world of professional table soccer, following six of the top players as they prepare for the Tornado World Championships.

"The film explores the sport's rich and relatively unknown history - covering its meteoric rise in the 70s during the Million Dollar Pro Tour, its devastating collapse in the 80s, and its current resurrection today," the website reads.

The documentary was screened on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crowley Cinema IV.

In 2017, KATC's Sports Director Andrew Clay sat down with the family to learn all about the sport and the family.

Watch below:

Watch the trailer below: