By Jerome Galunan Jr
The province of Negros Occidental alongside Visayas Football League (VFL) will soon launch a province-wide futsal tournament.
This was disclosed by Rafael “Juny” Lizares Jr., VFL president, saying, “We have long been talking about futsal as part of the football development program in the province.”
“It’s because when it rains, the fields turn unplayable, thus many kids need some place to play on. Other countries have already started futsal hence, to have a faster development of our young players, we have decided to start promoting the game here in Negros (Occidental),” Lizares said.
Lizares also stressed that they are happy that Star Sports, a Korean sports equipment supplier, agreed to be a partner in staging this upcoming tournament.
“This first one is just a short one, but we are looking forward to hold a province-wide tournament in the future. VFL is ready anytime when our coaches and team managers are ready for the tournament,” he added.
Meanwhile, last Saturday, a workshop for futsal which included coaches’ training and refereeing was conducted at the Luxur Place.
“We need this activity to ensure that our coaches and officiating officials are ready for futsal,” the VFL head said.
Also present during the futsal workshop was Cyril Dofitas, Philippine Football Federation Tournament committee head./WDJ
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