Friday July 20, 2018

12 teams vie for title in grassroots football

TWELVE teams confirmed to join the Davao Grassroots Champions League that will launch on Sunday, October 7, at the Alveo Land football field.

The teams entered in the bootfest, which features the 9-A-Side and 11-A-Side categories, are Rovers Football Club (FC), Hyenas FC, Rizal Memorial Colleges United, Southshield FC, Black Rose FC, Mintal FC, Metro Kidapawan FC, Anak Padada FC, Davao Strikers FC, Pinas Club and Ovu Manuvu FC.

The event is officiated by Davao South Regional Football Association (DRFA).

Hyenas FC coach Rex Rodriguez bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association Forum held at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove function hall Thursday, October 5.

He was accompanied by Black Rose coach Joel Vidal, Rovers FC manager Marco Suarez, Southshield coach AJ Adana and Obu Manuvu manager Maljun Lambac.

Rodriguez said the champion in the two-month league will have a chance to represent the city in national and international events through an endorsement from DRFA president Erwin Protacio.

Suarez, for his part, said the league is still open to all interested teams.

The registration fee is P3,000.

Games will be played Saturdays of October and November.