DON Bosco Technical Institute of Victorias City dominated Day 1 of the just-concluded 5th Sinigayan 7-A-side Football Festival after winning the Mix 10 and U16 boys divisions on Saturday.
The Raymand Baldava-mentored Bosconians bested 10 other teams in the Mix 10 with CNN Dolphins FC and Trinity FC settling for first and second runners-up, respectively.
Others who participated in this division are Alfredo Marañon Elementary School, Old Sagay FC A and B, Classico de San Carlos A and B, Victorias FC, B. Puey Elementary School, and Sagay FC.
The Bosconians also ruled the Boys 16 with Negros First A and B teams as runners-up. Other teams which braved the searing heat were Old Sagay FC A and B, Sagay FC, Escalante A and B, Villa Angela FC A and B, Elmis FC, PPFACC-Cadiz City, Bulanon, Erbugs and Bata Tigers.
In the Boys 13, Villa Angela A emerged champions after dominating 15 other contenders with Classico de San Carlos and B. Puey ES finishing runners-up.
Living Stone International School captured the Girls 18 division as Team Millenial and Sagay FC A finished first and second runners-up. Tokhang Team B, on the other hand, ruled the Men’s 35 Up as Silay FC and Escalante A followed.
Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, in the opening program, said that various local government units providing football programs means greater opportunities for young players to develop competitively.
“I hope these programs will help shape good players because if we don’t plant, we have nothing to harvest,” he said.
Negros Occidental Football Association General-Secretary Ronald Allan Treyes said the provincial association will always be supportive of the city’s football program.
“Nofa is here to look for potential players that may suit up for future national teams,” he said.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on March 12, 2018.
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