TWO San Carlos City footballers will join the Philippine team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Girls Qualifiers set from June 22 to 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Christine Panares and Tejanee Isulat were among the three San Carlos-based youngsters who underwent strict scrutiny of national coaches last May 16 to June 15 together with Mikhaela Jacqueline Villacine.

John Carmona, Philippine Football Federation Regional technical director and San Carlos City Football Club (SCCFC) official, said the Negros Occidental Football Association and the local club has been consistent in producing players for international meets.

"The selection of these booters will serve as motivation to local players and even local government football clubs to do the same. With good support from government, good education of trainers, and year-round competition, there will always good opportunities of players to play at international level," he added.

San Carlos City led Western Visayas secondary girls' futsal in winning the gold medal in the recent 2015 Palarong Pambansa held in Davao del Norte, beating Central Visayas, 6-2 in the championship.

After seven years, the San Carlos-based Western Visayas secondary boys' football regained the title with a 3-2 victory over National Capital Region squad.

In the elementary boys division, the Negrenses settled for silver behind NCR through a penalty shootout, 5-4, following a two-all even at the end of regulation.

Despite the fall, the Negrenses displayed the kind of football that the provincial association is doing to further promote and strengthen the sport in Negros Occidental. (HGD)