204 teams in 1st Ceres FC bootfest-A A +A
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
TWO hundred and four teams from different football clubs in the country will compete in the 1st Ceres FC Friendship 7-A-Side Football Festival on February 1 in the cities of Bacolod and Talisay.
Match commissioner Warren Concepcion estimated that some 2,000 players and hundreds more parents will take part in the day-long football festivity.
Ceres FC North Football Field, Ceres FC Football Field-Mandalagan, and St. John’s Institute Explorer School Football Field are the three playing venues where the action will take place.
Tournament vice chairman Nicolas Golez said the festival is a dream soon to be realized by Ceres FC manager Leo Rey Yanson.
Golez said Yanson’s aim was to provide football enthusiasts the opportunity to foster and exhibit sportsmanship in a competitive, safe, and friendly environment.
It was also Yanson’s vision to encourage and promote football development in Negros Occidental, he added.
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.
Augustine Rivas is the head of officials; Dennis Estaniel, referees assessor; and Norman Fegidero, head of the control and disciplinary committee. (HGD)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 29, 2014.