Norfa boosts youth football-A A +A
Sunday, April 29, 2012
THE Negros Oriental Football Association (Norfa) will employ Grassroots Development Program in order to produce high caliber young football players in the province.
Norfa director Patrick Dela Torre said the program aims to bring football to the people, adding the sports can be played everywhere, by everyone.
Dela Torre said interested children as early as six years old can already join the program. He said the young trainees will be taught the basics of football like dribbling, passing and shooting.
Norfa president Dick Emperado said through the program, the province will be able to produce good players that will represent the province in the regional and national competitions.
Emperado said he is hopeful that the program will bring back the enthusiasm of the young football players in order for them to strive harder and achieve success in the competitions.
Bayawan City Mayor Rene Gaudiel expressed his support for the program.
The mayor said football is really getting famous in the country and it would be very nice if Negros Oriental will be known for producing excellent football players.
Meanwhile, a game between the Negros Oriental Football Association and Leyte Football Association in the under-23 division at the Silliman University ball-field at 2 p.m. today, Monday, will kick off the 2012 Visayas Leg of the Philippine Football Association. (Kenneth B. Pael)