25 January 2012

Davao Football - Tionko Cup kicks off on Saturday

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

THE Vicenta Tionko Memorial Football Cup will kick off on Saturday at the Tionko football grounds.

Davao Football Association (Davao FA) general secretary Erwin Protacio, in an e-mailed fact sheet to Sun.Star Davao Wednesday, said the two-day 7-A-Side tournament will feature boys under-18, under-15 and under-13, boys and girls under-11, men's open and women's open categories.

He said a brief opening rites set at 8 a.m. will usher in the start of the games in boys and girls events.

Games in the open competition will yet be played on Sunday. Registration fee is pegged at P500 per team.

"Each team shall be composed of not more than 12 active players. Teams should bring photocopies of birth certificates of each of their players," Protacio said.

Teams that won't join the opening ceremony will not be allowed to compete.

The bootfest serves as one of the selection criteria for the formation of Davao FA teams in different age groups.

Davao FA teams will represent the city to any local, regional, or national competition organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

The Tionko event is organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA) under DFA President Edward Lam. (RPSA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 26, 2012

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