THE seven-A-side Kadayawan Football Festival kicks off Saturday at the Mintal Central Elementary School.
Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary-general Erwin Protacio said the event is being held in coordination with the Barangay of Mintal, Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office and University of the Philippines (UP) in Mindanao.
"It will feature the boys 12 and under, boys 10 and under, boys/girls eight-under, elementary girls and men's open second division categories," Proracio said in an e-mailed press statement.
He said seeing action in the tournament is Los Amigos CES, Abba's Child Science School, Montserrat Camp School, Mintal CES, Catalunan Grande CES and Apo Learning Village.
Expected to grace Saturday's opening rites are Third District Representative Isidro T. Ungab, barangay captain Ramon M. Bargamento II and sports committee chair and barangay councilor Benedict Adan.
Matches will also be held on August 22, 29 and 30 at the Tionko football grounds.
Boys 14-under, boys 12-under and boys/girls eight-under events will be played on August 22, while boys 10-under, girls 10-under, boys 16-under and girls elementary competition will be on August 29 and the men's open, ladies open and men's open 35-above will be held on August 30.
Davao City teams, however, will have a stiff contest with the presence of visiting teams from Davao del Sur, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Digos City, Cotabato City and Panabo City.