Liga Bata 2014 launch set Dec. 14-A A +A
Friday, December 6, 2013
THE Liga Bata 2014 is will be launched at 3 p.m. of December 14 at SM Lanang Premier.
Edgar Te of Maharlika Sports Development Institute Inc. bared this Thursday during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall B3 Center.
Te, accompanied by Peter Lat, said kick-off games will usher the launching of the year-long futsal league for six to 18 years old.
Te said through a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd)-Davao, they conducted orientation with some 1,700 school principals in Davao Region including those from Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao City.
"We are tapping public elementary and High School as well as those in the private schools and out-of-school youth to be part of this sports development program. We are not only after holding a one-time league say for one or two days, we are really after players and coaches' development," Te said.
Lat, for his part, said they also aim to promote sports tourism in the region citing the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City as a great venue to host big sporting events both national and international in scope.
"It's a lot of hard work to realize and sustain this program but it is possible with the help of all stakeholders," Lat said.
The tournament is set to start sometime in January. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 07, 2013.