17 August 2010

Cebu Football - As kids show up, instant tourney

By Edri K. Aznar

INSTEAD of holding a practice last Saturday, FC Inter Cebu’s (FCIC) Manfred Schuwerk had an instant football tournament because around a hundred of under-14 footballers gathered at the grounds of Looc National High School.

Schuwerk was surprised to see the number of youngsters that came to Looc National High School in Lapu-Lapu City, and thus opted to start another one-day instant football competition.

Over three weeks ago, Schuwerk also had an instant tournament because the same thing happened.


Schuwerk named his on-the-spot contest last Saturday as the Lapu-Lapu Junior World Cup, which comprised under-14 players from Lapu-Lapu City.

The tournament had a total of six teams, which were named from countries that contended, excluding the Philippines, in the recently ended 2010 World Cup.

The Under-14 team of Looc was dubbed as Argentina. Abuno team was named Spain and Looc U-12 squad as the Philippines. The other teams were Germany, Australia and Brazil, which were a mixture of different players from Lapu-Lapu City.


The teams played 20-minute matches in the round-robin format where the team with the most points wins the tournament.

Argentina came out the winner with 13 points from an unbeaten slate of four wins and a draw, Spain was at second with 11 points from three victories and two draws. Germany took third place with five points from a win, two draws and two losses.

FCIC is planning to hold this kind of event every month.

Sun Star Cebu

1 comment:

  1. This is something very commendable. Kids of this age must continuously play week in and week out. There should be training but there should be also some sort of competition where they can use the skills they have learned. Bravo !