200 teams in 1st Ceres FC 7-A-Side football fest-A A +A
Friday, January 24, 2014
SOME two hundred teams from different football clubs in the country are expected to see action in three playing venues in the cities of Bacolod and Talisay during the 1st Ceres FC Friendship 7-A-Side Football Festival on February 1.
Ceres FC North Football Field, Ceres FC Football Field-Mandalagan, and at St. John’s Institute Explorer School Football Field will host the biggest gathering of aspiring booters.
A vision of Ceres FC manager Leo Rey Yanson, the festival is aimed at providing football enthusiasts the opportunity to foster and exhibit sportsmanship in a competitive, safe, and friendly environment. It also seeks to encourage and promote football development in Negros Occidental.
The assembly will be a common ground for getting all passionate football players together to gain knowledge and respect for each other where prejudice towards differences are erased and replaced by friendship and camaraderie, organizers said.
The festival, organized in coordination with the Negros Occidental Football Association and the Philippine Football Federation, will feature ten age-groups – boys/girls or mixed, born 2006 and after; boys/girls or mixed, born 2004 and after; boys born 2002 and after; boys born 2000 and after; boys born 1998 and after; boys born 1996 and after; girls born 2000 and after; men born 1976 and before; ladies open; and men’s open.
Yanson is the overall chairman of the organizing committee with Nicholas Golez as vice chairman; Warren Concepcion, competitions director and match commissioner; Augustine Rivas, head of officials; Dennis Estaniel, referees assessor; and Norman Fegidero, head of the control and disciplinary committee.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 24, 2014.