FIVE Ateneo de Davao 10 under team members have been invited to compete in a series of tournaments in Europe next year.
The said players won fourth place in the 14th Alaska Cup last month at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala, Alabang.
The five players, Joshua Royce S. Lim, Joshua Ryan S. Lagon, Kahlil Imran P. Jikiri, Gabriel Dominic A. Leyson, and Seth Ysrael J. Cabo, were scouted on the spot by head officials of the Alaska Cup headed by Ignacio Vicente.
Bai Lim, Joshua's mother, said they received the formal invitation last November 28.
The boys will play in the form part of the Makati Football Club representing the country in the Gothia Cup, the world youth cup in Goteborg, Sweden in July 2010.
They will also participate in the Barecelona Cup and Costa Blanca Cup in Spain.
The Ateneo de Davao 10 under team's fourth-place finish was already an excellent showing in the annual Alaska Cup considering the magnitude of this event in local football.
The Ateneo 8 under squad also finised fourth in the tournament where the Ateneo girls 12 under team emerged champion. (CRAM)
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