31 March 2010

Cebu Football - Footballers double training for Palaro

By Edri K. Aznar

THE Central Visayas secondary football squad is working double time as the team holds practice sessions in the Holy Week for the Palarong Pambansa on April 11 in Tarlac.

The Central Visayas football team, which is composed of players from Paref-Springdale and Abellana National School, will hold practice today and this Saturday under coach Mario Ceniza.

Even if the team had insufficient practice sessions because of the hectic schedule of the players Ceniza believes the team is on the right track, “Our preparation (yesterday) was okay. We had endurance test and the result was okay so far,” said Ceniza. “The team is on the right track in the endurance training but we need to improve on the blending of the players.”

The Central Visayas squad hasn’t had an exhibition match since winning, 2-0, against Negros Oriental in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association tournament last February in Lilo-an.

Ceniza is hoping that they could get at least one practice game in Cebu before leaving for Tarlac on Monday.

“As of this stage, I can’t assess their teamwork not until they have a practice game,” he said.

Most of the players of the squad have never played in the Palarong Pambansa level but Ceniza is confident that the team won’t have jitters when they face the other teams.

“They are used to playing in the men’s open so I think they will fare well, ” said Ceniza.

This is the first time Ceniza will be in the Palarong Pambansa after winning the silver medal in Palawan two years ago.

Sun Star Cebu

29 March 2010

Cebu U14 beats Dumaguete in finals

By Edri K. Aznar

THE CEBU Elite Boys Under-14 squad bagged the crown in the Regional Festival of Football after escaping Dumaguete, 1-0, in the championship match yesterday at San Carlos City.

That win avenged Cebu’s earlier 2-1 loss to Dumaguete in the opening match.

Yves Caballero of Don Bosco College scored from long range in the 53rd minute to hand Dumaguete its only loss of the tournament.

“I’m very happy with this win. Like what I said, if we stick to the plan then we could win this tournament,” Oliver Colina, the head coach of the Cebu Elite Boys Under-14 team told Sun.Star Cebu in an interview yesterday.

After Cebu City’s defeat in the first game of the competition, the Elite squad bounced back with a 4-2 victory over San Carlos City and Iloilo 2-1. Cebu City earned a trip to the finals after a decisive 3-0 win over San Carlos City in the semifinals the other day.

“Their communication was vital. They always listened to my instructions and they didn’t have any complaints. They deserved this win because they worked very hard,” said Colina. “I would like to thank the parents for their continual support in the tournament.”

The Cebu Elite Boys Under-14 squad is managed by Titong Rafols and is also coached by Martin Ferrer and Almie Colina.

The Regional Festival of Football is the basis of the selection of the RP National team training pool.

Colina, who also the RP Under-14 coach, will pick the 30 players for the training pool. He said he has eyed five players from Cebu to join the national squad.

Colina will be flying to Manila to scout players from Luzon. He will also look for possible prospects in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa in Tarlac.

Sun Star Davao

Cebu Elite U-11 Team wins crown in Regional football tilt

THE NEW football program of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and implemented by the Cebu Football Association (CFA) is proving to be effective after the Cebu Elite Team have so far posted success in the ongoing Regional Festival of Football held in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

The U-11 team coached by Glenn Ramos already has the championship title in their hands while the U-12 of coach Mario Ceniza and the U-14 of coach Oliver Colina will be seeing action in the finals this afternoon.

The Cebu Elite U-11 team bagged the title after winning all three of its matches. Ramos' boys first routed the San Carlos Football Club, 13-1, then shutout San Carlos City A, 8-0, last Friday. Yesterday, the team outsmarted San Carlos City B, 12-2, for the title.

Ramos said he credited his boys' success to the new program, which has made the team more advance in their training against their opponents.

He said the preparations and the experience the team gained through the several tournaments held here in Cebu were also of great help to the boys.

The U-12 will be contesting the title against the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) this afternoon. They blanked Dumaguete, 3-0, in the semifinals yesterday.

In the U-14, Colina's boys will be facing Dumaguete, the only team which gave them a defeat in the eliminations.

The U-14 team gained a finals seat after routing NOFA, 3-0.

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - Cebu Elite U-12 Team logs two victories to stay on top of group

ANOTHER Cebu Elite Team made their presence felt in the ongoing Regional Festival of Football in San Carlos City as the U-12 swept their matches Friday to land at the top of the group.

The boys of coach Mario Ceniza edged Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA) of Dumaguete City , 2-1, in their first match and shutout host Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) of San Carlos City , 5-0, in their second game.

Sabin Veloso and Jake Ramos both found the back of net and gave Cebu its 2-1 edge over Dumaguete in the morning.

Inspired by their success, Ceniza’s boys cranked up their game to a higher level as they did not allow NOFA a single goal in their afternoon match.

Veloso and Ramos once again scored for Cebu along with Ivan Palmero, Enzo Ceniza and Mark Nacional.

The Cebu Elite U-14, and U-12 teams will be facing Iloilo this morning to determine whom they will be playing in the semifinals in the afternoon.

Cebu Daily News

UFL - Sunday`s results

March 28, 2010

Div 1
Union Rudy Project 0 - 0 Loyola ATR KimEng
Green Archers Orient Freight 1 - 5 Kaya Digiprint
Mendiola E Games 0 - 2 Navy Selecta

Div 2
Lions Alaska 5 - 2 Japan K Line
Sunken Garden FC 3 - 0 United South 2GO

28 March 2010

The Pine Cup (Baguio Open) in May

The Pine Cup 2010 (The 2nd Baguio Open) 11-a-side* soccer festival is set 5,000 feet above sea level at the heart of the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Enjoy recreational soccer and the captivating cool wind and unique allure of Baguio City. Play soccer, escape the sizzling summer heat, and take a break.

Pine Cup 2010 is the development of the Baguio Open from only Men's open category 7-a-side to Ladies and Age groups on an 11-a-side soccer festival. It is envisioned to be the summer soccer tournament of choice in Luzon for teams and players who want to play soccer and at the same time spend some vacation in Baguio City.

Event: 11-a-side soccer festival (except 9u and 7u which will be 7-a-sdie). 20-30 per game. Single round-robin. Guaranteed games: At least 3 games per team.

Venue: Melvin Jones Soccer Grounds, Baguio City

Date: May 6-9, 2010.

Prizes: Trophy, Medals for winning teams and Certificate of Participation for each player.


Mens Open
Ladies Open
21 and Under
17 and Under
14 and Under
11 and Under
9 and Under (mixed)
7 and Under (mixed)

All games are 11-a-side except the 9/7 and Under categories

Men's and Ladies Open will be on May 8-9, 2010; Age groups will be on May 6-7, 2010.

Entry Fee: PhP 3,000.00 for Open Category; PhP 1,000.00 all other categories (PhP 500 for 9U and 7U).

*** Coaches and team scouts are invited and encouraged to watch the tournament.

Out-of-town teams can coordinate with us for assistance in looking for affordable accommodations or to tent for free at Burnham park.

Email us for details at baguiounited@gmail.com

Tournament Organizers:
Baguio United Football Club, Inc.
c/o Alinsug Law Office
No. 66 Sta. Escolastica
2600 Baguio City
Phone: 09176246637
Facebook: baguio united / melvin jones
E-mail: baguiounited@gmail.com

Cebu Football - CFA’s 14-Under team moves to semis

AFTER a bad start in the Regional Festival of Football, the Cebu Elite Under-14 squad is getting better every game as it edged out football powerhouse Iloilo, 2-1, yesterday in San Carlos City.

The Cebuanos are now in the semifinals and was set to face the host San Carlos City at press time. The other semis is between Iloilo and Dumaguete.

The winners of both matches will face off for the title this afternoon.

Iloilo started out strong and scored the first goal, however, JR Dakay tied the game after redirecting a cross.

Koko Gauduiel then sealed the game with a strike just in the nick of time.

Cebu City dropped its first game of the tournament, 2-1, to Dumaguete. However the Cebuanos bounced back with a 4-2 rout over San Carlos City.

“The team has shown huge improvements. In the first game they were very erratic, they weren’t used to the pitch and they were also very excited,” Cebu Elite Under-14 coach Oliver Colina told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

“They have already adjusted in their second game and now they had a very good showing. If they continue to communicate and work as a team and follow my instructions, then maybe we a have a chance of winning this,” he added.

After the championship matches, there will be an exhibition match between the coaches and best players of the Under-14 tournament, which will be mentored by Colina.

Sun Star Cebu

27 March 2010

Training camp for Men`s NT in June ?

Rumours about a training camp in June for Men`s NT in Tacloban , Leyte. Do you have news about this training camp please post in "comments" or to me directly :

This year`s most important tournaments will be Asian World Cup qualifiers on 8. and 11. October and AFF (Suzuki Cup) qualifiers scheduled for Laos from 16. to 24. October.

Cebu Football - Cebu Elite Team U-14 rebounds after losing in opener

THE CEBU Elite Team U-14 may have lost their first game against Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA) of Dumaguete City but redeemed themselves after they routed San Carlos City yesterday in the Regional Festival of Football in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

In their first game, Cebu lost to Dumaguete, 2-1. Dumaguete set the pace of the game with a goal in the fifth minute.

Not to be outdone, Cebu answered with a goal of its own two minutes later courtesy of Mark Joseph Arranguez.

However, it proved to be Cebu's only goal of the match after it failed to equalize when Dumaguete found the back of the net in the 18th minute of the match.

Cebu coach Oliver Colina said it was to be expected because his boys were still feeling their way and adjusting to the field in San Carlos City.

He also said that his boys must have been both excited and nervous in their first game, although he still commended them for a good performance.

In their second game in the afternoon, Cebu came back with vengeance, beating host team San Carlos City, 4-2.

Cebu waxed hot with Aranguez once again leading the charge by scoring just five minutes into the match.

San Carlos answered with a goal of their own two minutes later.

Both teams continued to exchange leads after Cebu scored its second goal through Koko Gaudiel in the 20th minute. San Carlos answered with its second goal a minute later.

Cebu became white hot in the second half with its third goal in the 27th minute kicked in by Marlon Ewayan.

Gaudiel further stretched Cebu's lead with his second goal in the 50th minute.

Dumaguete currently tops the scoreboard with two wins after beating Cebu and Iloilo, who share second place standings with one win and one loss each. San Carlos has no wins so far.

The matches will continue tomorrow with Cebu facing Iloilo at 7 a.m. to determine their opponent in the semifinals.

Cebu Daily News

Soccer Fiesta


SM Mall of Asia: April 10-11, 2010 (10AM-8PM)
SM Megamall: April 17-18, 2010 (10AM-8PM)
The BLOCK (SM City North Edsa): May 1-2, 2010 (10AM-8PM)


Dribbling Competition
Juggling Competition
Beat the Goalkeeper
Kick for a Prize
Interactive Soccer Competitions and Attractions
Skills Challenge Competition



Soccer fiesta

Get ready as the world awaits the biggest soccer event in South Africa!

Be part of the global celebration at SOCCER FIESTA 2010 presented by CASTROL to be held at the SM Malls.

It’s going to be a whole day of fun-filled soccer activities with lots of prizes to be given away.

Participate in the CASTROL Skills Challenge Competition for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to South Africa and watch the 2010 World Cup FINALS!

Open to all male and female soccer enthusiasts!

For more details, visit www.soccerfiesta2010.multiply.com or call Real Sports Authority at 211-5878.

This event is also in cooperation with adidas, McDonald's and Sony.

Media Partners: pinoyexchange.com, BALLS Channel, Jam88.3, Wave89.1, Magic89.9, 99.5RT and 103.5MaxFM

26 March 2010

UFL - Sunday`s matches

March 28, 2010
Time Teams Venue
13:30 Union Rudy Project vs Loyola ATR KimEng Ateneo de Manila University
15:30 Green Archers Orient Freight vs Kaya Digiprint Ateneo de Manila University
16:00 Lions Alaska vs Japan K Line Nomads, Merville
18:00 Sunken Garden FC vs United South 2GO Nomads, Merville
20:00 Mendiola E Games vs Navy Selecta Nomads, Merville

Standings in Div 1 after 7 matches

Air Force 15 points
Kaya 12 points
Loyola 12 points
Army 11 points
Union 11 points
Navy 7 points
Mendiola 7 points
Green Archers 4 points

Davao Football - Lady Knights battle PWC in finals

THE field is down to two as the Lady Knights Football Club (FC) clashes with the Philippine Women's College (PWC) for the 6th Acosta Cup title at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tionko grounds.

Both teams will be playing on field 1, while Medvil Black and Holy Child will contest the third place over at field 2.

The Lady Knights edged Medvil Black via shootout in the semifinals, 3 2, after the match at 0-0 at the end of regulation.

Medvil Black's Tetet Concordo and Leonor "Wowie" Satorre delivered for the team but Jana Barcemo missed her shot. Lady Knights shooters were Maan Cadayona, Kim Maligad and Erika Turtur.

PWC beat Holy Child, 1-0, to arrange a titular showdown with the Lady Knights. Alvin Rose Pardillo knocked in the winning goal for PWC in the 31st minute.

Trophies and medals will be awarded to team and individual winners after today's matches.

The event is sponsored by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, Davao City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta, RDL Pharmaceutical Laboratories Inc., Jollibee JTC Davao, and MY Hotel. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

25 March 2010

Cebu Football - Elite teams’ test

By Edri K. Aznar

THREE Cebu Elite squads will start their one-week campaign in the Regional Festival of Football today in San Carlos City.

The Cebu Elite Boys 14-Under, 12-Under and 11-Under teams will have their first two games in the double-round robin format in the regional competition today.

The Cebu Elite squads, which arrived in San Carlos City yesterday afternoon, will take on the best of the Negros Occidental Football Association at 7 a.m. and then the Negros Oriental Football Association selection at 4 p.m.

“We really have to play as a team and just execute simple football and nothing else,” Under-14 coach Oliver Colina told Sun.Star Cebu. “Communication is also very vital for us to win in this tournament.”

Aside from the two Negros teams, Cebu will also be facing Iloilo in the one-week tournament.

The team with the most points after the single-ound robin will be declared the winner of the tournament.

Aside from the games, all teams will be joining a skills competition tomorrow.

Aside from coaching the Cebu Elite Boys Under-14 squad, Colina is also the head coach of the RP Under-14 team.

He will be handpicking 30 of the best players from the four teams in the tournament to be included in the national team roster.

The 30 players chosen will be in a rigid six-week training camp in Cebu City after the Holy Week.

After the training camp, Colina will select the 22 best players for the final line-up of the national team that will see action on May 25 in the Asian Football Confederation 14-Under Festival of Football in Malaysia.

Sun Star Cebu

24 March 2010

Davao Football - Emar is football champion

JB MABUSLANG had an excellent performance to lead Emar Learning Center in winning the high school boys title of the Globe Araw ng Dabaw 2010 Football Festival held at the Tionko grounds over the weekend.

Emar edged Davao City National High School, 1-0, via a shootout in their finals match. The latter placed second while Panabo finished third.

Mabuslang romped away with the most valuable player (MVP) honors to receive a brand new mobile phone from Globe Telecom.

Ellen Cuizon also got a new phone having been named MVP of the ladies open event where her team, D' Davao Survirors (DDS) blanked the Philippine Women's College (PWC) Pink, 4-0, in the titular clash.

PWC finished runner-up while the Lady Knights placed third in the meet organized by the Davao Football Association in cooperation with the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.

The Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Durians, meanwhile, bagged the first division men's title by nipping Central Mindanao University (CMU), 2-1. CMU and Medvil took the next two spots.

Davraa striker Jomar Acedo was named MVP to claim P500 worth of Globe load along with second division men's MVP Junmar Superioridad of Real Marbel FC (RMFC) of Koronadal.

RMFC beat Team Digos, 2-1, for the crown. Digos settled for second place while Rajawali team of the Indonesia Consulate came third.

Sun Star Davao

23 March 2010

Cebu Football - 53rd Army bags men's open title in JCAD bootfest

CEBU, Philippines - The 53rd Army booters prevailed over the Queen City United FC in their closely-fought match, walking away with a razor-thin 3-2 victory via penalty shootout to capture the men’s open title of the 1st JCAD (JC Armamento Development) Arsenal Cup 2010 football tournament the other day at San Roque Parish field in Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

It was the second championship for the 53rd Army since securing the men’s open crown during the Aboitiz Football Cup.

In the 36-above category, Erco FC edged out Hiroshi FC, 4-3, also via penalty shootout to take home the champion’s trophy.

The other top winners in the two-day tilt were San Roque FC and Mobel House in the women’s open, Pomeroy FC (Boys 17), Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (Boys 14) and Paref-Springdale (Boys 12).

The event was made possible through the support of Team Arsenal founder Jay Marabur, who is now based in United Kingdom, HDP Printing, Cebu Golf Pacific, Nature’s Spring, Marques Dunoman, Engr. Nilo Ferraren, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, and Glenn Bercede. – Marigold P. Lebumfacil (FREEMAN NEWS)


RP bags special trophy in Street Child World Cup

MANILA, Philippines - Both teams played their hearts out and with the score tied at a goal apiece at the end of regulation, the Philippines scored in extra time to edge the host country to win the consolation pool of the First Deloitte Street Child World Cup in Durban, South Africa over the weekend.

More Philstar

Cebu Football - 10th CAFC Inter-Club bootfest set

CEBU, Philippines - The cast is almost complete for the 10th Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) National Inter-Club Football Cup except in the girls division as only Sacred Heart School has confirmed its participation in the week-long event set from April 24 to May 2 at different venues here.

Sacred Heart School will play in the girls 17 category of Cebu’s biggest football tournament this summer.

CAFC officials led by Glenn Quisido are egging on the young female booters to come and join the action.

“We don’t want this to be just for the boys. Football is for boys and girls.There are several girls team in football here so we are also including them. Pero ambot, ngano nga wa pa man sila nagpa-register ron,” said Quisido during the event’s launching the other night at Casino Español de Cebu.

Last year, only three female teams braved the challenge.

On the other hand, all champions in each of the male category are already dead set to defend their titles except for Don Bosco’s players 10 squad.

DBTC’s coaching staff are quite busy right now with their preparations for the Palarong Pambansa that is why they are still undecided to field in a team for the players 10 bracket.

Among the six classes in the boys division, the boys 14 has the most number of entries with 10.

The men’s open has seven teams led by the defending champion Army’s 53rd Engineering Brigade, the men’s 38-above with five, boys 12 with six and the players 10 with four, so far.

Out of the confirmed participants, two are from other areas - Xavier School of Manila and Ormoc’s under-14 squad.

From March 15, the organizers moved the deadline for the submission of entries to April 19.

For more inquiries, one may call Greg at 0923-4540442 or 0915-4210361, Francis at 0923-4541353 or Peter at 0922-5520110.

The National Inter-Club serves as a highlight to CAFC’s 20th year of existence.

From merely a group among former varsity players of the University of San Carlos, the club has grown, opening doors to other players interested to join in and compete with them.

After a decade of participating in different local events, CAFC decided to have a tournament of its own and since then a yearly event has been staged under its care.

“Sa sige na namong dinuwa-duwa, nakahuna-huna mi nga kami na pud kahay magpaduwa,” Quisido recalled. (FREEMAN NEWS)


Cebu Football - CAFC encourages girls squads to compete in Nat’l Interclub tilt

THE Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) is calling on all-girl teams to vie in the 10th edition of the National Interclub Football Cup tournament from April 24 to May 2 in different venues in Cebu City.

Glenn Quisido, CAFC president, said they need at least four teams each in the girls 17-under and 14-under classes. The CAFC promised a football carnival on opening day with gears to be awarded to the winners of various games.

With the deadline of submission of entries extended until April 9, so far only a team from Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) has submitted an entry for the girls 17-under class,

Aside from the girls divisions, other category titles to be contested are 38-above, men's open, boys 17, 14 and 12-under and players 10 mix.

Two out of town teams from Ormoc and Xavier have already submitted their entries.

The CAFC will be providing free accommodation and transportation within Cebu City for visiting teams.

Each team should have 25 players, two officials and one officiating official in all divisions except for players mix 10 which should only have a maximum of 18 players.

All divisions will be played in an 11-aside format while the players 10 mix, will use the 9-aside format.

CAFC will be fielding its own team, the Queen City United (QCU) in the 38 above and men's open which stakes P10,000 in cash, medals and trophies. Also competing in the category are defending champions San Roque Football Club (SRFC), Hiroshi, Army and Erco.

In the men's open wherein a P30,000 cash prize awaits the champion aside from the medals and trophies, QCU will be joined by defending champions Army, Crazy Horse, University of San Carlos (USC), FCIC and Hiroshi.

Champions in the age groups will receive tokens plus medals and trophies.

Registration fee for the men's open and 38 above is pegged at P5,000 per team, while age group teams will have to pay P1,000. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

22 March 2010

UFL - Saturday's results

March 21, 2010

Kaya Digiprint 6 - 1 Mendiola E Games
Navy Selecta 0 - 1 Loyola ATR KimEng
Diliman Victory Liner 2 - 2 Mama Africa
Lions Alaska 2 - 2 United South 2GO

21 March 2010

2010 AFF Futsal Championship

Matches for Philippines in 2010 AFF Futsal Championship in Vietnam:

5. April Philippines - Malaysia
6. April Philippines - Vietnam
7. April Philippines - Myanmar
9. April Philippines - Indonesia

Only 5 teams in AFF Championship.

Vietnam FA website

Philippines beat South Africa

Philippines beat South Africa 2-1 today and won Shield Final in Street Child World Cup !

India beat Tanzania 1-0 and are Steet Child World Cup Champions.

20 March 2010

Philippines beat Ukraine

Philippines beat Ukraine 3-0 today in Shield Semifinal in Street Child World Cup in South Africa . They will meet South Africa who beat Brazil 2-1 in the other semifinal.

India face Tanzania in the main final.

19 March 2010

Cebu hosts RP team

THE country’s best young footballers will be in Cebu for a training camp this summer.

Oliver Colina, who was named the head coach of the RP Under-14 team, will head the training camp which is expected to start after the Holy Week. The team will represent the Philippines in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Festival of Football on May 25 in Malaysia.

Colina will pick his roster in a tournament in San Carlos City on March 25 to 31, when the best football teams from Cebu City, Iloilo, Dumaguete and Bacolod will be playing in a tournament.

“I will be selecting the best 30 players to be included in the training camp,” Colina said yesterday.

After the San Carlos tournament, the 30 footballers that will be handpicked by Colina will be in Cebu City for their six-week training camp. From the 30, Colina will reduce the squad to 22 in the final lineup.

There isn’t a specific date yet for the training camp, but Colina said that it will definitely be after the Holy Week.

“We need a long preparation. We will be going back to basics. We will be focusing more on the skills,” said Colina.

But before the training camp, Colina will pass a budget proposal to the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) for financial assistance for the upcoming activities of the national squad.

Sun Star Cebu

Philippines beat Brazil !

MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino booters finally lived up to their “Miracle Team” billing with a huge 6-2 upset of Brazil last Thursday in the Deloitte Street Child World Cup indoor football tournament in Durban, South Africa.

Shrugging off a 0-2 loss to Tanzania 2 days ago, the RP squad, led by coach Jess Landagan, worked like a well-oiled soccer machine, surging to a 4-1 halftime lead before scoring two more goals in the next period in wrapping up the monumental win in front of a roaring South African gallery.

It marked the first time that the Philippines beat Brazil, a world football power, at the international level.

The victory boosted the team, co-managed by Craig Burrows of Britain, into the shield competition after finishing the Group B preliminaries with a 1-2 win-loss slate.

“We prayed for a breakthrough for the RP ‘Miracle Team,’ and it was answered in a big way with this win over the Brazilians,” said co-manager Ed Formoso, who again thanked British charity Angus Lawon Memorial Trust for making the stint possible.

Formoso also cited the Henry V. Moran Foundation, which staged the tryouts that led to the formation of a competitive squad to the South African soccer fest.

“It seems that Tinikling footwork beat Samba footwork,” noted RP women’s team skipper Marielle Benitez, when informed of the historic triumph Thursday night.

Benitez, a member of the world-famous Bayanihan dance troupe, earlier gave the RP members lessons in the popular folk dance that requires nimble feet between two bamboo poles as part of the team’s off-pitch extracurricular activities.

The Philippines next plays Ukraine on Friday (Saturday in Manila) with the winner taking on the victor of the other Shield semifinals between host South Africa and Brazil for the Shield Cup on Friday.


18 March 2010

Bacolod Football - 9 -Aside Children’s Football fest set

THE 9-Aside Children’s Football Festival-Mizuno Tropang Growee Cup for 10-Under and 12-Under co-ed players is set on March 27-28, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday) at the University of St. La Salle football field.

The University of St. La Salle-Youth Football Development Center (USLS-YFDC), Master Sports, the exclusive distributor of Mizuno football balls in the country, and Growee food supplement in cooperation with the USLS Varsity Sports Office SHARE Outreach Program, will be the one to hold the event.

The event is part of the USLS-YFDC Mizuno, Growee, and USLD VSO Share Outreach Program’s humble contribution to the development of football in the province in particular and in the country in general.

An entry fee of P1,000 per team per division will be charged to help defray the expenses for officiating and field preparation which are not covered by the sponsors of the tournament.

Competition will be in two categories — 10 years old and under – open to players (boys & girls) who are not below eight years old and not 11 years old as of January 1, 2010; and 12 years old and under – open to players (boys & girls) who are not 13 years old as of January 1, 2010.

Participating teams may carry the name of their school, club, corporate name, etc. but not a name of a political candidate or entry, according to project chairman and former USLS varsity sports director Roger Banzuela and project commissioner and former RP team coach Freddie Lazarito.

Deadline for registration and submission of official entries and payment or corresponding fees is on or before March 22, 2010, Monday, the same date where a meeting of coaches and team representatives is scheduled at the USLS-VSO Lecture Room at 3:00 p.m.

Credentials and documents required include a fully accomplished USLS-YFDC Mizuno Cup entry form and a photocopy of National Statistics Office certificate of Live Birth.

For further information on the event interested teams may contact the USLS-VSO through tel. no. 434-69-29 during office hours. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

RP street children absorb 2nd loss


The Philippines’ bid for a berth in the Final Four was dashed late Wednesday when the Tanzanian booters outplayed the RP street kids, 2-0, in Day 2 of hostilities in the 1st Deloitte-Street Child World Cup in Durban, South Africa.

With their second loss in as many outings, the RP street kids were eliminated from the race for the World Cup, but still have a chance to take home a trophy as they were relegated to a battle for the SCWC Shield.

Still reeling from their 4-2 defeat against the towering United Kingdom booters last Tuesday, the RP street kids played their hearts out anew but it proved not enough to topple the Tanzanians, who had earlier stunned superpower Brazil, 2-0.

According to team co-organizer Craig Burrows, who joined the team in South Africa, the Pinoy street kids were very much in contention most of the way as they only trailed 1-0 for most part of the game.

But in the final minute, the RP team made a serious last ditch effort to salvage a draw as even the goal keeper joined the attacking Pinoys.

The bold move, however, backfired as the Tanzanians saw wide opening at the other end, allowing them to easily score the goal that accounted for the final count.

“They (members of the team) are all crying over the loss. But then again, we still have a chance to win a trophy. Let’s just move on,” co-organizer Ed Formoso said in a text message.

With the defeat, the Philippines, alongside Brazil, which also absorbed its second defeat at the hands of the Britons, 4-0, late Wednesday, were relegated to the bottom two of Group A.

The Filipinos and the Brazilians will face the bottom two of Group B – which have yet to be determined – in the semifinals on Saturday for the SCWC Shield.

Group A topnotchers UK and Tanzania, on the hand, battle the top two in Group B also on Saturday for the semifinals of the World Cup.

The Philippines and Brazil, meanwhile, were set to face each other in a no-bearing match late Thursday at the close of the Group preliminaries.

Manila Bulletin

Coach bares Cebu Elite Team line-up

By Mars G. Alison
Cebu Daily News

The Coach of the Cebu Elite Team has already come up with an official list of players who will be seeing action in San Carlos City from March 25 to 31 for the pre-selection of the RP team U-14.

Oliver Colina said he has high hopes for the 22 boys that he had chosen from among the many who have tried out to be part of the U-14 team.

Those who made it to the Cebu Elite Team U-14 are Kennedy Cuizon, John Dexter Espirito, Clint Ligan, Dominique Canonigo, Mark Joseph Arranguez, Pedro Agustin Diao, Jushua Miguel Kwan, Jaybee Malinao, Richel Villarba, Sean Low, Christian Reyvin Millebo, Kyle Knigth, Rafi Lipardo, JR Dakay, Antonio Eduardo Rafols, Ibo Caballero, Koko Gaudiel, Adriane Paul Covero, Adoi Machacon, Christian Dave Paez, Marvin Jade Baroro and Shane Larry Sarmiento.

They will go up against booters from Iloilo, Dumaguete and San Carlos City.

Colina said that the toughest team that the Cebu Elite Team could go up against will be Iloilo.

After the pre-selection, those picked will be made to do join the training pool under Colina, who will also be coaching the national team.

Official members of the RP U-14 team will be picked from the training pool who will be made to undergo a training camp here in Cebu City after the Holy Week.

Of the 22 boys, Colina is hoping that with the tough competition, at least four of the Cebuano boys will make it to the training pool and eventually to the RP team.

“I told the boys to do their best because they have an advantage of having me as their coach in the Cebu Elite Team. They already know the drills that they will undergo in the training camp because it is what I am making them undergo now during our weekend practice at the Aboitiz field,” Colina said.

Abellana National School coach Francis Ramirez said he has high hopes for his boys—Sarmiento, Diao and Cuizon.

The Cebu Elite Team is a pilot project of the 10-year program of the Asian Football Confederation and implemented by the Cebu Football Association.

The program is aimed to select the best of the best for the boys U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14; and girls U-12, U-16 and U-19 categories.

Aside from the 22 U-14 boys, also to see action in San Carlos City is Cebu Elite Team's U-11 to be coached by Glen Ramos.

16 March 2010

RP street children bow to Britons

Team Philippines gave the United Kingdom some hellish moments before bowing out, 4-2, at the start of the preliminaries in the 1st Deloitte-Street Child World Cup in Durban, South Africa.

But there was something to cheer about in the defeat as the Filipinos managed to earn respect from their taller and heftier rivals.

Dubbed as the “Miracle team” for beating several odds to form the squad, the RP street did not fold up easily as the underdog Pinoy kids proved they have plenty of firepower as well, firing back-to-back goals courtesy of MonMon Elona and Noriel Pideones to push the Filipinos within 2-3.

With less than two minutes left, the Pinoy kids, sponsored by British charity Angus Lawson Memorial Trust, went on full attack, but left their defenses wide open as the English settled the final count with another goal, 4-2.

With the loss, the Philippines now faces a must win situation in all its remaining games in Group A – against Tanzania this Wednesday at 9 p.m., and superpower Brazil on Thursday – to make the Final Four.

Other results saw India blasting South Africa, 4-0, and Nicaragua thumping Ukraine, 8-2.

Team India project manager Bal Singh lauded the RP team.

“It has been a privilege to be part of the Street Child World Championship. The one that stood out in all the games today was the Philippines. I love the attitude, mannerisms and the way they play football; the right way, pure skill and fantastic style which is how the game should be played. The entire team, officials, players and the Philippine nation should be proud of them.”

Danny Moran, former national player and president of the Moran Foundation, the foundation which prepared the team for this competition, said: “That’s a pretty good score. I don’t think you can find a Philippine team that can come up with as good a score against an English team. We’ll just keep praying for our team.”

Manila Bulletin

15 March 2010

UFL - Sunday`s results

March 14, 2010

Lions Alaska 0 - 3 Diliman Victory Liner
Global Smartmatic 8 - 0 Sunken Garden FC
Navy Selecta 1 - 3 Union Rudy Project
Air Force Rider 7 - 0 Mendiola E Games
Nomads Aloha Board Sports 3 - 1 Mama Africa
Kaya Digiprint 5 - 0 Loyola ATR KimEng
Army Phiten 4 - 1 Green Archers Orient Freight

13 March 2010

Pass the Ball and Support Coach Lloyd Lim

(Click pic to enlarge)

Football charity game for coach Lloyd Lim

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: La Salle Greenhills Football Field

2010 AFF Futsal Championship

2010 AFF Futsal Championships opens in HCM City , Vietnam on 5. April.

Besides the host team Viet Nam, the tournament includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Myanmar teams but is without defending champion Thailand.

12 March 2010

New Women`s FIFA World Ranking

Philippines women`s NT down 5 to number 80 in last FIFA Women`s World Ranking which was released today.

The Women`s NT have not played any matches since last ranking in December.

Street children need another ‘miracle'

The Philippines needs another miracle after being bracketed alongside world power Brazil in the 1st Deloitte-Street Child World Cup which starts this Sunday in Dunbar, South Africa.

The team is known as a “Miracle team” after beating several odds to form the team but against Brazil which considers football as a religion, it has to pull off another trick to advance to the next round.

Aside from Brazil, other members of Group B are Tanzania and Ukraine. Entered in Group A of the 7-a-side indoor event for street children are South Africa, India, Nicaragua, and the United Kingdom.

A novel feature of the tournament organized by Amos Trust is the inclusion of girls in the game. There must be at least one girl in the pitch at all times and if she scores, it will count for two points.

Though the Philippines is ranked way below by Fifa at 167th, team officials are optimistic it can pull off a big surprise.

“My partner Craig Burrows (team co-organizer) and I have agreed to dub this team the “Miracle Team.” Why? Perhaps because we believe that miracles have already started especially in the formation of this team,” Formoso said during the squad’s despedida party on Wednesday in Tuloy sa Don Bosco in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

The send off party took an emotional turn after some of the parents of the street children like Erlinda Gaerlan, John Robert’s mom, cried when she saw her son donning the country’s colors after six years of being separated.

Manila Bulletin

11 March 2010

Bacolod Football - Real stays unbeaten in 9-a-side football

Real Negrense Football Club blanked Las Buenas FC, 3-0 to keep its unblemished record intact as the second round of eliminations started in the Villa Valderama 9-Aside Football Tournament at the Villa Valderama football pitch.

Leading Real’s surge early in the game was Winston Valencia who broke the ice in the 17th minute while player-coach William Claur booted in the second goal 21st minute. William Flores’ marker in the 27th minute iced the game for frontrunner Real Negrense.

The victory extended Real’s winning streak as the squad finished the first round of the eliminations with a 5-0 win-loss card.

Meanwhile, Paolo Deles played hero for Tri-Maxi Agro in the game against Ceres Transport as booted in the winning goal in the 42nd minute to lead his team to a 2-1 triumph.

Noah Sajo scored Tri-Max’s first goal in the 10th minute but Luis Kilayko scored the equalizer in the 25th.

Also posting another win in the tournament are the booters of Dynamic Builders, who kept the Talisay Minulu-an FC squad winless.

The Builders scored six goals, three of them from Luigi Hilado, while Allan Treyes, Dave Javellana and Ali Rojas scored one goal each.

The Builders is currently ranked No.2 in the six-team pack.*NAB

09 March 2010

Davao Football - Seagull booters dump Hooligans

SEAGULL-PORKY'S Lechon hacked out a 5-1 win over the Hooligan Football Club (FC) in the Davao FA Cup First Division Tournament at the Tionko football grounds over the weekend.

Ian Pongo led scoring for Seagull-Porky's with a hat-trick scoring in the 36th, 79th and 90th minutes. Jason Mortillero (14th) and Sylvestre Sarco (17th) added a goal each to back up Pongo.

Francisco Iligan knocked in Hooligan's only goal in the sixth minute.
KMMPC, meanwhile, blanked Columbia, 2-0, with goals courtesy of Stanley Ca¤ete (56th) and Andrew Moduokwu (87th).

The Medvil FC also shared the limelight by nipping Team Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa), 3-2, in the main match of the meet organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).

Davraa striker Francis Jay Abrasaldo hit a goal in the 25th but Medvil's Joey Aroba countered with back-to-back goals in the 31st and 37th to snatch a 2-1 lead.

Ian Sonza secured another goal in the 43rd for Medvil while Jomar Acedo scored a goal in the 75th for Davraa, which absorbed its second straight loss in the meet.

Matches will resume on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Hooligans set to face Medvil at field 1 while Seagull-Porky's Lechon goes up against KMMPC over at field 2. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

EVFC to host nat’l U14 girls, U19 ladies tourney at Panaad

By Henry C. Villalva

THE Panaad Stadium and Recreational Park football pitch atBaatangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City will once again be the venue of a national football event on April 25-28, 2010, when the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Junie Lizares hosts the National Under-14 Girls and Under-19 Ladies Football Championship in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

Expected to field teams in this two-division event are Davao, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, National Capital Region to be represented by NCRFA and RIFA and host team EVFC.

The move to host the national tournaments in Bacolod is a product of the consultations among various provincial associations in the Visayas including PFF Women’s Committee chair Mariano Araneta, Richard Montayre of Cebu, Deck Emperado of Negros Occidental Football Association in Dumaguete (NORFA), and Lizares which is intended top primarily discover Visayas talents and provide them opportunity for top-caliber competition as well as the possibility of being scouted for the national teams.

In this regard, EVFC is set to conduct a U14 and U19 training camps in the various venues in the province to be participated in by standouts from various football centers including San Carlos City, Victorias, Talisay, Bago, as well as school and club teams in Bacolod.

The training camps are set to kick off this Saturday at Panaad at 2:00 p.m. with 32 participants in the U14 category to be handled by head coach Reymando Baldava of Victorias assisted by Mark Yap of Rizal Elementary School, Janilo Soriano of Talisay and Vicente Ortigas of San Carlos and with former RP Team standout John Carmona as consultant.

The U19 division with 35 players will be handled by coaches Warren Concepcion, Rinelle De Oca and Paul Espinosa.

The national U14 champion team will compete in the AFC-organized ASEAN U14 championship in Vietnam in June while the U19national champion squad will represent the country in the AFC U19 Qualifying in October at a venue which is still being determined. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

Cebu Football - Sykes A, Aegis defend titles

DEFENDING champions Sykes A and Aegis retained their titles in the 2nd Inter-BPO Football Festival at the San Roque football pitch last Sunday.

Sykes A won the Men’s division title again after beating newcomer Stream, 1-0,

On the other hand, Aegis also was victorious in a similar fashion as it bagged the Women’s category crown via a 1-0 rout over Convergys, in a rematch of last year’s championship game.

Ren Colina scored the winning goal for Sykes, while Chinee Lim struck the lone goal for Aegis.

Stream finished at second place, while Teletech B was third in the Men’s category.

Convergys was at third place in the women’s division.

Colina of Sykes and Nenette Espiritu of Aegis were named Most Valuable Players in the Men’s and Women’s divisions, while Ace Mangohid of Sykes A and Kristine Bas of Aegis were named the best goalkeepers of the one-day tournament.

Dexter Arrojado of Teletech B, who scored a total of eight goals, and Lim, with two, were the top scorers of the festival.

According to the organizers, the inter-BPO tournament will be a regular event and each company will take turns hosting the quarterly event.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - Subangdako FC aims big for 2010

SUBANGDAKU FC (SFC) was formed only last year but has already set a few accomplishments in the short span of time.

“The club just started and it will become one of the top teams in the years to come,” said Cebu Football Association president Richard Montayre, who was the guest speaker in last Sunday’s general assembly at Casino Español.

SFC, which was formally established last May 15, has already bagged five awards in three different tournaments since then.

SFC finished second runner-up in the Women’s Open category in last year’s Aboitiz Football Cup, first runner-up in the Girls 12 class of this year’s Thirsty Football Cup and first runner-up in the Girls 12, Girls 17 and Women’s open of the Cebu International School Friendship Cup 2010.

SFC is on the right track as it is being guided by two of the top coaches in Cebu City, Eleazar Toledo and Oliver Colina, who are both licensed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Aside from having two of the most talented coaches in Cebu City, SFC is one of only four clubs that is SEC registered, which is required by the AFC.
After a stellar start, SFC is setting on bigger goals this year.

It wants to hold a summer clinic and coaching development. It also wants to become the best-equipped club, establish emergency fund for members, tap the Aboitiz field
as its home pitch and field a team in this year’s Alaska tournament.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - CFA to field elite team

THE Cebu Elite team will see action in a one-week tournament in San Carlos City from March 25 to 31.

The Cebu Elite, which is a selection of the top players in Cebu City, will be fielding a total of 75 players in the Boys Under-14, Boys Under-12 and Boys Under-11 categories.

Footballers from the Boys Under-14 squad will be vying for a spot in the RP national team which will play in the upcoming Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Festival of Football on May 25 in Malaysia.

In San Carlos, the Cebuanos will be up against the best players from Iloilo, Dumaguete and Bacolod.

“The players will undergo games and skills test the whole week. The coaches of the national team will then pick the top 22 players,” Richard Montayre told Sun.Star Cebu in an interview yesterday.

Meanwhile, players from Boys Under-12 and Under-11 will be fighting for a spot in the regional squad.

Aside from the Boys Under-14 national team selection, the Girls Under-13 division will also be having a national selection also in San Carlos City from April 26 to 30.

The Cebuano players of the Girls Under-13 category will be battling a selection from Iloilo, Dumaguete, Bacolod and two squads from the National Capital Region and Mindanao.

The Girls 13-Under will be having its international tournament on June 27 in Vietnam.

There will also be a regional selection of the Girls 19-Under division on that same week. The final selection of the Boys 14 and Girls 13 national squads will have a one-month training camp before playing for its respective international tournaments.

On the other hand, the Cebu Elite team will continue its training after the San Carlos event to prepare for the next selection process. The Elite team is part of AFC Vision Asia’s 10-year grassroots program.

Sun Star Cebu

07 March 2010

UFL - Sunday`s results

7. March results in United Football League

Navy Selecta 2 - 0 Green Archers Orient Freight
Air Force Rider 5 - 0 Loyola ATR KimEng
Army Phiten 5 - 1 Mendiola E Games

Standings in Div 1 :

Division 1 GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Air Force Rider 5 3 2 0 13 3 10 11
Navy Selecta 5 3 1 1 6 6 0 10
Loyola ATR KimEng 5 3 0 2 7 7 0 9
Union Rudy Project 6 2 2 2 9 6 3 8
Army Phiten 6 2 2 2 7 4 3 8
Mendiola E Games 5 2 1 2 5 9 -4 7
Kaya Digiprint 5 1 0 4 6 7 -1 3
Green Archers Orient Freight 5 1 0 4 4 19 -15 3

05 March 2010

Bacolod Football - 4 more Negrense booters join AFP Clubs

FOUR more Negros Occidental football standouts have opted to join Armed Forces of the Philippines club teams in Manila in order to be enlisted into the AFP in the process.

This was confirmed to Sun.Star Friday by former RP team head coach and national standout Norman Fegidero, Jr. who is also the varsity coach of multi-titled West Negros University.

The Negrense booters are led by defender Joel Ballo-Allo, a former Best Defender awardee of the annual Philipine Football Federation (PFF) National Men’s Open which was topped in 2007 by University of St. La Salle representing Negros Occidental which defeated pre-tournament favorite NCR-Philippine Army in the finals of the event held in Iloilo City.

Ballo-allo, a former varsitarian of WNU, joined the Philippine Air Force along with fellow ex-Wesnecans Jalor Soriano, Erl Tomodos and Mark Ferrer.

Another ex-Wewsnecan—goalkeeper Kenneth Dolloso, a former Nartional Coke Go-for-Goal U16 National Finals Best Goalkeeper awardee, was earlier reported to have joined the Philippine Navy, although reports later said he opted to quit.

Other Negrenses currently with PAF are brothers Jezurel, Raymund and Ziggy Tonog and keeper Edmundo Mercado, Jr. while with the Navy are defender Loreto Kalalang and keeper Melo Sabacan who are also former Wesnecans. (HCV)

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

04 March 2010

UFL - Message to all Team Managers

Football Alliance Stresses the Importance of Keeping Your Cool

On February 24, 2010 Phil Hagedorn, Commissioner of the United Football League gave his statements touching on numerous incidents of hostilities inside and outside of the pitch. He also addressed some issues about team disputes, heated arguments, sanctions and touched on the match official's end as well.

In his letter, he wrote:

03 March 2010

Davao Football - Hooligans triumph

THE Hooligans Football Club (FC) crushed Team Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa), 5-0, in the first division opener of the Davao Football Association (DFA) Games 2010 at the Tionko grounds over the weekend.

Slyvestre Zarco and Eric Se¤as scored two goals apiece to lead scoring for the team. Zarco knocked in goals in the 40th and 55th minutes while Se¤as scored in the 44th and 77th. Danny Boy Fernandez pitched in a goal in the 75th.

Sun Star Davao

2010 FIFA World Cup primer premieres on Balls

MANILA, Philippines – Football fans are in for a treat as Balls Channel kicks off its primer show for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

“Road to Johannesburg” aims to prepare viewers for the FIFA World Cup which happens every 4 years. This year’s World Cup will be held in South Africa.

The 30-minute sports-magazine show will have updates on the 2010 World Cup and highlights from previous FIFA World Cup events.

The weekly program will give local football fans the opportunity to let their voices be heard.

They can post messages, photos and fearless forecasts about the upcoming matches at http://ballsroad2joburg.multiply.com.

“Road to Johannesburg” will premiere on Balls Channel on Monday, February 22 at 10:00 p.m. Catch a new episode every Monday at 10:00pm.

It will also be seen on Studio 23 every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 p.m.

Balls is available on SkyCable Channel 34 and other quality operators nationwide.


New FIFA World Ranking for Men

New FIFA World Ranking for Men was released today :

Philippines down 2 to number 169

FIFA Ranking

02 March 2010

Bacolod Football - EVFC-A, San Carlos FC champs in ladies bootfest

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

HOST-SQUAD Executive Village Football Club-A (EVFC) displayed skills and superiority as it bagged the 18-U division of the 1st EVFC Ladies Invitational Football League held over the weekend at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College football pitch.

Eventual Most Valuable Player Sharmaine Guancia led the EVFC-A triumph over Domingo Lacson National High School lady booters, 7-0 in the finals after routing counterpart EVFC-B in the semis, 3-0. The squad entered the quarterfinals with an impressive 11-0-1 win-loss-draw record.

Also suiting for the host-squad were Macel Dofitas, Athena Lobaton, Elyca Lacson, Carmela Lizares, Eda Viceno, Leah Molinos, Nicole Jalandoni, Hannah Servida, Debra Randall and Aina Martin.

EVFC-A was mentored by Warren Concepcion and assisted by Rinelle de Oca and Paul Espinosa.

San Carlos City Football Club (SCCFC), meanwhile, booked the 2nd runner-up title after defeating EVFC-B, 1-0.

On the other hand, SCCFC counterpart in the 14-U division copped the crown after defeating Talisay Minuluan FC, 2-0 in the championship.

SCCFC earlier routed Rizal Elementary School-A, 3-0 in the quarterfinals and Rizal Elementary School-B, 7-0 in the semis.

Awarded as MVP was Rizza Isabelle Carmona (SCCFC) while Marie Joziel Junco (SCCFC) and Johanna Martinez (Talisay) were named shalom dribbling winners as Charizza Limoran and Carmona of SCCFC won the ball juggling contest.

Composing the SCCFC U-14 team mentored by Vicente Ortigas and assisted by Warnel Banibani were Carmona, Limoran, Junco, Ednel Sijub, Janice Samillano, Kate Aguilar, Lynsay Laguanda, Nicole Sandoval, Janine Casalda, Jess Mar Palaubsanon and Frances Brade.

Other teams that saw action in this league were Celta de Victorias Kabankalan City FC, Bacolod City National High School, Cadiz City FC, St. John’s Institute, La Consolacion College-Gardenville, EVFC-C and St. Benilde School.

The league was bankrolled by All Asian Counter Trade Inc., City of Talisay led by Mayor Eric Saratan, CHMSC and EVFC president Rafael T. Lizares Jr.

Sun Star Bacolod

Win a trip to World Cup in South Africa !

A reminder of a Sony Ericsson competition where one filipino child 10-16 y.o and a parent can be a flagbearer in World Cup 2010 in South Africa !

1.The Contest is open to Filipino children who are aged 10-16 years old until the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ ends on July 11, 2010. Contestants must present a 30-60 second video where they must creatively answer, "Why I deserve to win the Sony Ericsson Search for the FIFA World Cup™ flag bearer."

2.Contestants can state, sing, dance, act, illustrate or perform their reasons on the video. This creative video presentation must feature the contestant himself/herself, but can be executed with support or assistance. Contestants can send more than one video entry. All entries will automatically become the property of Sony Ericsson and may be used by the company for promotional purposes.

3.All entries must be submitted to www.clickthecity/sonyericssonfifa by 12 noon, Thursday, March 25, 2010. Sony Ericsson will choose five finalists from among the most voted entries received by the aforementioned deadline. Registered voters on the site will have the chance to win Team Pilipinas shirts during the weekly raffle. All registered information will become proprietary to Sony Ericsson.

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Davao Football - Davao FA Cup

The Davao FA Cup / 1st Division opened on Feb. 28, 2010 at the Tionko Football Grounds. Hooligans FC defeated Team DAVRAA (5 – 0) in the lone game. Games will resume on March 7 with the following schedule: Seagull / Porky’s Lechon vs Hooligan(2:00 PM, Field#1), Team DAVRAA vs Medvil(3:00 PM, Field#2), and Columbia vs KMMPC(4:00 PM, Field#1).

The Davao FA Cup / second division teams will start on March 7(Sunday) at the Tionko Football Grounds. In Group A, Ateneo vs Holy Child(6pm), Columbia vs Rajawali(7pm), and Waterworld vs Club 34(8pm). In Group B, Panabo vs Lumad(6pm), AFC vs DCNHS(7pm), and Team International vs. PNP R XI(8pm)

From Davao FA Facebook .

2nd Baguio Open

Upcoming event: 2nd Baguio Open (Pine Cup) – 6.to 9. May 2010



. Men’s Open

. Ladies Open

. 21 and Under

. 15 and under

. 12 and under

. 9 and under

Baguio should be a cool place for football !

Contact : baguiounited@gmail.com

or text 09176246637

Website : Baguio Soccer

UFL - Sunday`s results

Results from United Football League Sunday :

February 28, 2010
Global Smartmatic 3 - 0 United South 2GO
Mendiola E Games 3 - 1 Green Archers Orient Freight
Kaya Digiprint 1 - 2 Navy Selecta
Nomads Aloha Board Sports 4 - 1 Sunken Garden FC
Army Phiten 0 - 1 Loyola ATR KimEng
Air Force Rider 1 - 1 Union Rudy Project

Upcoming matches :

March 11, 2010
Lions Alaska - Nomads Aloha Board Sports

March 07, 2010
Lions Alaska - United South 2GO
Navy Selecta - Green Archers Orient Freight
Air Force Rider - Loyola ATR KimEng
Army Phiten - Mendiola E Games

01 March 2010

Cebu Football - Inter-BPO football on March 7

By Edri K. Aznar

THE 2nd Inter-BPO Football Festival kicks off this Sunday at the San Roque football grounds.

However, unlike the Thirsty Football Cup and the Cebu International School Friendship Cup, this competition is is exclusive for the BPO industries.

The tournament has only two divisions, the Men’s and Women’s categories.

The Men’s class offers nine-a-side contests and is composed of 12 teams – Convergys A, Convergys B, Teletek A, Teletek B, Tsuneishi, Stream, NCR, Wipro, Calltek, Lexmark, 1&1 and defending champios Sykes. The Women’s division will have Convergys, Sykes, Wipro and last year’s winner Aegis.

The games will start at 7 a.m. and the awarding ceremonies will be at 8 p.m. at the Sports Exchange Bar and Grill.

Sun Star Cebu

UAAP football: Lady Archers kick Tigresses out of their throne

De La Salle defeated University of Santo Tomas (UST), 1-0, to claim the 72nd UAAP women’s football title and dethrone the Tigresses on Sunday at the Ateneo field.

Adrianne Yniguez knocked in the game’s only score in the 56th minute as the Lady Archers came back to win the title after losing their twice-to-beat advantage in the finals last Thursday.

The Tigresses beat the Lady Archers, 2-0, with Marianne Narciso scoring all the goals in the match, to force Sunday's rubber match.

But in the KO showdown, Narciso found no answer to De La Salle’s defense led by Andrea Frumenti who kept UST’s top striker at bay.

It was a challenging finals series for the Lady Archers, who lost their top goalkeeper Hannah Ibarra to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury before their finals tiff.

“I didn’t expect that we will contend for the title because of the injuries but credit the girls for stepping up," said multi-titled De La Salle coach Hans Smit.

Samantha Nierras of De La Salle won the Most Valuable Player and Best Midfielder awards while Yniguez soared to the Rookie of the Year honors.

Narciso was adjudged the Best Scorer while UST teammate Arlene Gavile won the Best Goalkeeper plum.

The title was the Lady Archers’ eighth but only their first since 2006, and they did it against the Tigresses, a team that proved to be pesky for the Lady Archers in championship games.

Last season, De La Salle had a twice-to-beat edge in the finals only to be overcome by UST. The Tigresses also took the women’s football crown at the expense of De La Salle in the University Games in Iloilo last year. - GMANews.TV


Bacolod Football - USLS-IS: 10-U bootfest champ

IT WAS a day for the University of St. La Salle – Integrated School following a triumph over the Don Bosco Technical Institute-A over the weekend of the Nopsscea U-10 football competition.

Miguel Lacson and Rafael Tolosa nailed two goals during the penalty after a no-score 30-minute regulation period and 10-minute extension time.

It was somehow a disappointment for the DBTI-A after leading the elimination with a clean 5-0 record and even outshadowed the young stingers 3-1.

“It was our day maybe after DBTI failed to nail a single score despite of many attempts close to our goal,” USLS-IS coach Ramon Janeo said.

USLS reached the finals after defeating University of Negros Occidental-Recolletos-A (3-2), UNO-R-B (3-0), DBTI-B (1-0) and St. John’s Institute (3-0).

Janeo said that it was the IS parents and its sports office continuing support that pushed them to their victory. (Jerome S. Galunan)

Sun Star Bacolod