Sakya-A, RMC bag football titles

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


THE Sakya A and Rizal Memorial College (RMC) clinched 16-under and 14-under titles at the close of Sun.Star Davao-supported Kadayawan Football Festival for Youth Sunday held at the Davao City National High School field.

Sakya A beat RMC in their 16-under finals clash. The latter placed second while Sakya B and Southpoint School placed third and fourth, respectively.

Emiel Fariñas of Sakya A was hailed most valuable player while teammate Kobe Jo was best goalkeeper.

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In 14-under, RMC bested AC Mintal for the crown. AC Mintal settled for the runner-up honors instead as Hyenas Football Club (FC) and Southpoint School wounded up in the next two spots. RMC's Charles Balugo and Joever Cacatian were hailed most valuable player and best goal keeper, respectively.

AnakGuihing, meanwhile, defeated Philippine Women's College (PWC) for the 12-under division title. PWC placed second while RMC came third and Southpoint School finished fourth.

Maharlika Sports Development Institute, Inc. executive director Edgar Te, in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao, said organizing the football festival was a historical feat for the sport.

"We consider it historical kasi we executed it correctly, properly, and in a sustainable manner of handling football festival such competition. It's has been our commitment to the City Sports Office that we will not only organize events for the sake of competition per se but we want to instill an impression to the participating players, officials, and to the parents that we are also committed in promoting the sport by handling the festivals and competitions properly," Te said.

"Competition like this provides an avenue for aspiring football players from the grassroots level to be more inspired in pursuing this sport," Te added.

Te added that they are working on a Christmas Festival for the youth slated in December and Pagbansay 101, a weekly one hour and a half training session for the referees and administrators of football and futsal.

Winners received medals, certificates, and trophies in the event backed up by the city government of Davao through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), Hyenas Football Club, Davao City National High School, and MSDII.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 02, 2014.

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