Hillsiders, Montecarlo booters show the way-A A +A
Thursday, October 4, 2012
AN EFFORT to sustain football development in the locality had encouraged a young group of football afficionados in Cagayan de Oro in organizing the SMP and CBR Football Derby 2012 successfully held last weekend at the Apovel Subdivision Plaza in Barangay Bulua.
The Dino Roa Productions in cooperation with Richard M. Legaspi, Monte Carlo FC and Adogs FC presented the 5-aside futsal tourney for the boys 12 under and men’s open categories.
“Our very own team Askals had just surprised the whole football scene across Asia. Now is the time for local football to shine,” the youthful Dino Marco “Joross” Roa told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
A known basketball enthusiast just smitten by the football bug, Roa said the football-loving Legaspi family in the city were the ones who inspired him to try his luck in the most famous sport in Europe and developed a knack in promoting it when opportunity comes.
“As a late-bloomer in football, pwede raman diay tun-an especially if you play basketball kay gamit man ang lateral movement. Daghan sab sa mga kids karon nga interesado sa football ato lang tabangan og push nga ma-develop,” added Roa.
Showcasing the best of the best for pride and glory, the 3-peat slambangin’ Hillsiders FC , anchored by Jaymille “Pretty Boy Bambam” Conmingo and defense specialist Harpy “Big Daddy Nightmare” Villorente, narrowly defeated the Sylvester Palarca-led Wadhus Montecarlo FC to rule the men’s open that also drew the participation of El Salvador Tagnipa FC, Bugo’s Glorious Hope FC and Apovel Adogs FC. Conmingo got the MVP award.
The Montecarlo toddlers, however, exacted revenge in the kiddies side beating the Opol FC for the championship honor.
“At least, nagpabilin gihapon ang spirit of champion sa Montecarlo,” said Bryan Election of City Central School, who expertly guided the Montecarlo boys along with fellow coaches Wilfreo G. Dela Riarte of St. Mary’s School and Ronald “chairman” Cablang, team manager of Montecarlo FC.
With the soccer field in Apovel available to use for free, Roa said the Apovel Football Derby’s organizing group is optimistic to draw more support for the development of local football under the umbrella of the Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Football Association (CMOFA).
“Next time, we’ll try to do our best nga ma-improve pa gyod among preparation. And we’ll include in our cast the women’s open kay bibo sab `ni nga kategorya,” Roa further said.
Sponsoring the two-day bootfest are the SMP Engineering Works, Cibaron Fibers Corporation, Montecarlo FC, Adatche Pure Water Corp., Order of DeMOLAY, Spik Partners, Kyogojo Engineering Service Cooperative, Oro Alert Team and CMOFA.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 04, 2012.