10 August 2012
Kasibulan football festival set
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will be the venue for the continuation of the National Capital Region Football Association-backed Kasibulan Grassroots Football program on Wednesday.
Around 60 local coaches and more than 500 kids, aged 6 to 12, are expected to participate in the three-day event that culminates at the Luneta Grandstand Football Field on Aug. 17.
Organized by the National Capital Region Football Association, headed by its president and Philippine Football Federation secretary general Atty. Roland Tulay, and backed by the Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corp. and Vitamilk Champ, this free football seminar is a long-term program aimed at enabling the country to qualify in the 2019 FIFA Under 17 World Cup.
“We are very happy to support the kids in this developmental program that aims to instill the consciousness of living a healthy and active lifestyle at an early age through a fun sport such as football,” said Faline Sano of the Vitamilk Brand Team.
The program for Manila is conducted in cooperation with the City Government of Manila, led by Mayor Alfredo Lim, who will also be the special guest at the culmination of the event, where certificates of participation will be distributed to the coaches and kids.
Mayor Lim will be joined by members of the Azkals and the Malditas football teams.
The three-day program includes a seminar for coaches, educators, and other sports advocates, as well as a kids’ skills assessment and training everyday with a minimum of 60 adults and 500 kids expected to participate in each venue.
Registration is still open, according to Manila City Administrator Jay Marzan.
Interested parties can contact the Dep Ed, thru Joel Dionisio at 09279153519 or thru the Manila Sports Council office (Heidi Bunag) at 09399236883.
Manila Standard Today