Festival of football kicks off at Tionko-A A +A
Friday, March 1, 2013
THE two-day Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Mindanao Regional Football Festival kicks off at Tionko field today, Saturday.
Davao City's Ramonito Carreon-coached U-11 boys team, Alex Adolfo-mentored U-12 and the U-14 girls of coaches Reynalyn Ravanes and Analou Ingles will play against teams from Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley.
Coaches Ronel Garfin, Ruel Sasuman, Sylvestre Sarco and Sandro Balderas will assist the city's coaches.
Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio, in an e-mailed statement furnished to Sun.Star Davao yesterday, said the Mindanao eliminations is part of the selection process for the boys and girls national teams that will compete in the Asian Football Confederation’s Festival of Football.
He said Dabawenyos Jed Diamante and Javier Romero-Salas formed part of the Little Azkals that played in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia while Patricia Francisco, Joannah Adao, Bea de Luna, Moira Calizo, Arwen Allado, and Joyce Semacio made it to the Philippine U13 Girls Team that saw action in the Girls Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last year.
"This event will involve 11 a-side games where all players are required to be fielded. Selected players will then undergo skills testing where they will be evaluated by PFF technical director and former men’s national team Coach Aris Caslib," Protacio said.
Caslib will assisted by Mindanao Center for Football Excellence Director coach Percy Guarin and Mindanao Grassroots coordinator coach Albert Ryan Lim.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 02, 2013.