THE San Carlos City Negros Football Club, in cooperation with the Department of Education and the San Carlos City Sports Office launched its football development program for elementary girls in a competition among various schools in the city.

The event was organized in order to introduce girls as young as 10 years old playing football in the field.

The league type competition drew six schools namely: Florentina Elementary School, Colegio De Santa Rita, Greenville Elementary School, School of the Future Team A & B, and the Andres Bonifacio Central school.

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The league opened last July 24 and will end on August 14 with Florentina Elementary School leading in the team standing with three wins and one draw. Sharing the No. 2 spot are Colegio De Santa Rita and School of the Future with two wins and two draws.

San Carlos City Negros Football Club general secretary John Carmona said the competition allows the girls to play in small-sided matches and will prepare them for the AFC Under-13 Festival of Football in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, five players from San Carlos City FC were tapped by the Philippine Football Federation to join the national team that will represent the country in the Under-13 girls' football festival in Vietnam.

Also selected by the PFF were three Under-14 players from the San Carlos FC boy's team, who will don the national colors in the AFC Under-14 bootfest in Sabah, Malaysia.

Carmona said the series of achievements of their club is due to a well-organized program supported by San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr., Congressman Jules Ledesma IV and San Julio Realty Inc. (PR)