26 May 2011
Tagum, Igacos to field teams in beach football
City and the Island Garden City of Samal will field teams to the Kicksand Beach Football Mindanao Leg slated June 10 and 11 at the Bluejaz Resort and Waterpark in Igacos.
Organizer Neilwin Joseph Bravo of the F1 Event Solutions said Thursday that they have extended slots to 16 teams per category from the original 12 teams each for the men's and women's divisions.
"We put a limit on the number of entries but more teams signified their intention to play so we have to open more slots. Teams from Montevista and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have also signed up in the 5-A-Side tournament," Bravo told members of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) during their weekly forum at the Tower Inn.
The free-registration event allows participants to avail of free boat trip to Blue Jaz and free entrance. They can also pitch their own tents for their convenience so they don't have to travel daily during the two-day competition.
Bravo also said the construction on the beach football field at Blue Jaz may be completed on Sunday or Monday, so participants could practice days before the tournament, which serves as selection process for the national team that will see action in the 2013 Asian Beach Games.
More beach football events will be organized at the resort to utilize their new playing field.
The Visayas leg is set on Saturday and Sunday in Boracay following the inaugural leg held in Subic recently.
The Kicksand is organized by the Beach Football Association of the Philippines and endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 27, 2011.