The Ilocos Football Association (IFA) is ending the year with a positive note. Last November 30, 2013, IFA’s application for a change of name has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its officially registered name now is ILOCOS SUR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION INC.
Interestingly, on the same day, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has approved the probationary membership of IFA to its roster of members nationwide. With this, IFA holds the distinction to be the only local football association in the entire Ilocos affiliated to PFF, thereby strengthening its foothold as the umbrella group of all football clubs and associations in Ilocos.
With everything seems to be falling into its rightful places, IFA is poised to accelerate its programs and activities for the coming year. As opening salvo for 2014, the first-ever Beach Football Invitational Tournament in the North will be held on the first quarter of the year. Youth football teams, ages 15 years old and under, from other countries including Guam are seeing action in this maiden tournament, the first to be organized by IFA and to be staged in the pristine shores of Ilocos.
Ilocos FA website