Pinsao, Pinget share top honors in QH Futsal fest

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Sunday, July 27, 2014


PINSAO and Pinget National High Schools bested their equally talented opponents to win the crown in the 17-under competition of the 1st Middle Quezon Hill Futsal Festival recently at the Quezon Hill covered court.

Pinsao topped favorite Baguio City National High School in the boys division who settled for second place while Quezon Hill NHS was third in the event which aims to encourage the youth participate in sports to prevent them from getting into vices.

Pinget NHS meanwhile defeated two BCNHS squads in winning the girls 17 under crown in the tournament participated by 26 teams competing in the four different age groups.

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In the 14 under division, Guisad Valley NHS came on top of the five man team competition relegating BCNHs to second place while Quezon Hill HNS placed third.

Baguio Central School meanwhile came up on top of the seven team 12 under division edging Bonifacio ES and Aurora who settled for second and third place respectively.

The tournament organized by one of Cordillera Goshenland Football Club coach Mark Signabon also aims to develop technical abilities of the players and team tactics in playing football in preparation for higher level of competition.

“This is also for the community to appreciate football as a sport for all ages and gender,” Signabon said.

Football fanatics in the city continue to push for the Summer Capital to be one of the hotbed for futsal following the series of clinics organized by CGFC.

Futsal is a variant of football mainly played indoors developed in Brazil and Uruguay during the 1930s and 1940s which is frequently referred to as five-a-side or mini-soccer.

While Brazil continues to be the Futsal hub of the world, the game is now played, under the auspices of FIFA, all over the world, from Europe to North and Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Asia and Oceania.

Goshenland Capital chief executive officer Alex Bangsoy earlier said through CGFC, they hope to bring the sport to a new level in Baguio City and eventually nearby Benguet and nearby towns because the sport is suited in the Summer Capital and other parts of the Cordillera because of the lack of wide football fields.

Futsal, according to Bangsoy, can be played in basketball courts and with the presence of too many gyms here in Baguio, futsal can be played anywhere, unlike regular football where one needs a huge space.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 28, 2014.

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