Liga Bata 2014 futsal league launching up-A A +A
Friday, December 13, 2013
THE Liga Bata 2014 Futsal League will be launch at 3 p.m. today, Saturday, at the SM Lanang Premier fountain area.
Maharlika Sports Development Institute, Inc. technical director Dave Dwight Penano will present the sports development conceptual framework and the futsal league dynamics followed by tha launching of the Globe Maharlika Sim.
Recipients from Davao Region's public schools, out-of-school youth, private schools, Gawad Kalinga and Bantay Bata will also be presented before City Councilor Rachel Zozobrado gives her message.
ECCP vice-president Martial Beck, Department of Education (DepEd) Superintendent Helen Paguican, Davao del Norte sports development officer IV Giovanni Gulanes and Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario are also expected to deliver their inspirational messages.
Maharlika Sports Development Institute Inc. executive director Edgar Te recently said kick-off games will also be featured during the launch of the project that aims to initiate sustainability and progression on the conceptual framework of sports development, training and development program of football and futsal in the grassroots level and systematical and responsible organization and management of competitions, among others.
Te said the league will be a four-month competition that will have 10-under, 13-under, 16-under, elementary girls 12-under and elementary girls 16-under categories.
It targets 200 elementary and High School football and futsal teams from Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Island Garden City of Samal.
The league will also hold a futsal coaching and refereeing workshops, sports medicine workshop and a development officers workshop.
In a recent Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum, Te said: "We arenot only after holding a one-time league say for one or two days, we are really after players and coaches' development."
The Liga Bata Futsal League 2014 is organized by the MSDII in partnership with Globe Telecom, Inc., Deped, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), SM Lanang Premier and Sun.Star Davao in cooperation with the Philippine Futsal Committee. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 14, 2013.