By Iste S. Leopoldo
THE Abellana National High School (ANS) Pomeroy took the title in the 17-Under
Division of the Treadtel Cup 2010 at the Aboitiz Sportsfield.
Dan Marnell Villarico scored on the rebound off a direct kick by John Nieves for the lone goal against the University of San Carlos (USC) in the finals.
ANS-Pomeroy moved to the finals after defeating Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, 3-2, while USC got the final slot after blanking Springdale.
In the 14-Under finals, Anthonie’s Football Club of Negros Oriental won the title after a 1-0 win over ANS-Pomoery.
Thirteen-year-old Ricky Rayan scored the lone goal off a feed by Gyllan Ventolero.
“We have been joining several festival tournaments here in Cebu and we are looking forward to joining the San Roque Football Festival,” coach Gregorio Guiuan said.
According to Treadtel Tires assistant vice president for admin and logistics Virgilio V. De Leon, their company is planning to make the football cup an annual event.
“We want to support the CFA (Cebu Football Association) with its vision to in develop the game in the grassroot levels and we are eyeing doing one again before the year ends or probably next summer,” De Leon said.
CFA President Richard Montayre said they have decided to come up with an 11- a-side festival tournament not only because it is the standard but because they want to educate the players as well.
“In the previous years, we always had seven-a-side festivals, which don’t have the offside rule. And most of the players who reach college don’t even know what an offside is,” Montayre said.
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