THE Cebu City Niños will go for no less than the overall title in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (Cviraa) meet set on Feb. 17 to 22 in Dumaguete City.
The Niños hopes to pad its legacy by extending its reign in Central Visayas region to 27 straight years. Cebu City grabbed its 26th consecutive overall title in Tagbilaran City, Bohol last year.
Francis Ramirez of the Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City Division told SunStar Cebu that the delegation will be leaving for Dumaguete City on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14 and 15.
“There are athletes who will leave on Feb. 14 while the others will be on Feb. 15,” he said.
Cebu City’s Gerome Misa said that the delegation is around 1,000 composed of athletes, chaperones, working committees, coaches and officiating officials.
Nineteen divisions from Region 7 will compete in the secondary and elementary sporting meet, which is a qualifying event for the Palarong Pambansa.
The other divisions are Cebu Province, Mandaue City, Bogo City, Bohol Province, Tagbilaran City, Carcar City, Lapu-Lapu City, Siquijor, Toledo City, Danao City, Talisay City, City of Naga, Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, Bayawan City, Guihulngan City, Tanjay and Bais.
The regular sports that will be contested are athletics, arnis, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, boxing, chess, football, futsal, gymnastics, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, volleyball, wrestling and wushu. (RSC)