MANILA, Philippines – Over 400 children registered and participated in the 4th Leyte Football Association (FA) Grassroots Course and Festival in Palompon, Leyte recently.
The 469 children aged 6-12 years old were taught the basics of football, including proper dribbling, passing and shooting.
Palompon is the fourth town visited by the Leyte FA, after Tacloban City, Burauen and Alang-alang. The group also plans to hold camps in Ormoc and Leyte-leyte.
In every town they visit, Leyte FA chooses 15 players who have the talent for football. These children are then sent to Metro Manila, where they can further hone their skills.
Leyte FA also recruited coaches to help in training the young footballers. -- Report from Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News Tacloban.