Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eckhard Krautzun - German Football expert to start grassroots workshop on Friday

German Football exert, Eckhard Krautzun will start the sessions with coaches from Davao City and other associations in Mindanao on Friday (28 October 2011), 9:00 AM at the Davao City Hall Building training room.  There will be practical sessions with grassroots and youth players together with their coaches.  Warm sessions, drills, organization and planning of training will be observed and discussed.

Aquilino Pastoral III – PFF Grassroots Department; Roland Piñero – PH Azkals assistant coach; Percy Guarin – Grassroots coordinator for Mindanao; and, Eric Pocon – vice chairman of PFF’s Grassroots Committee will join Krautzun. This workshop is organized by the Philippine Football in partnership with the German Football Association and the German Olympic Committee.

Coaches from provincial football associations who will participate:

Davao del Norte -  Rolan Angcos;  South Cotabato – Dave Araral, Jun Pusoc, Jose Gallego, and Ericson Leyble; Agusan del  Sur– Kim Baliton, Gerry Peñaranda, and Edmond Pocon; Sultan Kudarat – Irk Lloyd Castañeda, Junel Pernato, Mark Reyes, and Ken Quirog; Cagayan de Oro – Lancy Francisco and Achie Solidum.

Coaches from Davao City are Albert Ryan M. Lim, Henry De Leon, Rayna Lyn Ravanes, Ronoel Gar fin
Angelo Roncal, Ramon Carreon, Rachelle delos Reyes, Danny Boy Fernandez, Edwin Giganto, Aaron Bantayan, Arman Valencia, Angelo Joseph Adana, Francisco Iligan, Jayril Iligan, Allan Ray Fernandez, Melchor  Ansurez, Jerome Balaga, Christian Ea, Kitoy Canton, Alex Adolfo, Danny Adolfo, Noel Presto, Jefferey Albon, Alvic Troyo, Analee Abadilla, Meliton Billones ,Maryjane Zamora, Julio Orcasitas, Emardino Polo,  Analou Ingles, Ralph  Pehid, Alvin Rose Pardillo, Benedict Adan, Romy Jumawid, July Bunac, and Krishna Hernandez – Balaga.

The schedule on 28 October:

9:00 AM – Registration; 1000h Opening Ceremony; 10:30 AM Topic 1 – Scope of Duties of a Youth Coach; 1200 NN Lunch break;1:30 PM Topic 2 – Training of kids and youth players (9 -12 years old) & Topic 6 – Grassroots and Youth Training in various age groups; 3:00 PM  – Practical exercises with the coaches and junior players; 5:00 PM – Summing up / Discussion with coaches.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

German football expert to conduct grassroots workshop

The Philippine Football Federation, in cooperation with the Davao Football Association will hold the Grassroots Program Assessment Workshop on 28 – 30 October at the Tionko Football Grounds, Bolton Riverside, Quimpo Blvd. Mr. Eckhard Krautzun of the German Football Association and German Olympic Committee will evaluate the status of the local grassroots program and conduct lectures on youth coaching; training of kids and youth players; grassroots and youth training in various group ages; talent identification; and organization and planning of a training session. He will train coaches to organize festivals and conduct training sessions with elite players.
There will be similar sessions in Cebu City (25 – 27 October); Bacolod City (11 -13 November); Barotac Nuevo (15 – 17 November); and Manila (19 – 21 November).  Mr. Krautzun will be the SEA Games PH Azkals in Jakarta on 01 – 08 November.
Mr. Krautzun coached the Philippine National Men’s football team that placed 4th in the 1991 SEA Games. This is the highest finish so far the PH men’s team in SEA Games football competitions. He also coached the Tunisian Men’s National team that qualified to the 2002 World Cup and handled the Chinese Olympic Football Team for the Beijing Olympics.
Coaches involved in youth and grassroots teams are invited to attend.(Erwin E. Protacio)

DDS FC, Ateneo, Black Knights shine in SOS Cup

SOS Cup 2011
22 – 23 October
SOS Children Village Grounds, Bajada, Davao City

1st runner up
2nd runner up
6 Under
SOS Children’s Village
8 Under
Ateneo Grade School
Ateneo Blue Knights
Philippine Women’s College
10 Under
Ateneo Blue
Ateneo Knights
Ateneo “A”
12 Under
Black Knights
Elementary Girls
Ateneo Blue
Black Knights

Trophies and medals were given to the winners by Village Director Leonilo Rivero and Ms. Freya Pacis (fund development/corporate relations officer) of SOS Philippines assisted by coack Keith Shelly Canton (coach of SOS Children's Village football team).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Solido FC: Kings of Croc Field

In a bizarre end to a drama-filled Crocodile Park Night Football League, Solido FC captured the overall title on a night they crashed out in the eliminations along with their bitter rivals Metro TMS.
The night started with both Solido FC and Metro TMS on collision course for a much-anticipated encounter that will determine the overall champion of this football trilogy. However, all that banished with a few matches left in the third leg’s elimination round as Solido, with only two wins to show in six elimination matches, bowed out first from a semis appearance that would have given them a psychological edge for the overall title.
For a fleeting moment, the title frenzy crept into the nerves of Metro TMS which needed only two draws in their final two matches in the eliminations round. Instead of playing to secure two draws, Metro TMS got all carried over with the prospects of snatching the title away from Solido and instead drew one but lost their final outing to Phl Rabies-Med Juris in a painful twist of fate that also booted them out of the semis and the title picture.
With Metro TMS also gone, Solido rolled out the celebration. Here’s a team which lost out of the semis but still got plenty to spare to take home the prestigious Crocodile Cup, a real crocodile head stuffed with a football, and the bragging rights as Kings of the Croc Field.
Solido FC team captain Boboy Arrieta, who had to attend to a business engagement and failed to suit up, arrived at a time when his team was going down. He watched intently from the sidelines hoping for a miracle. For a team leader, that was the hardest thing to do—just pray the other teams won’t catch up with you and not even suit up.
“I was already thinking wala na talaga. But then suddenly the guys came celebrating after the matches in the other field,” said Arrieta. “It feels great.”
“We played very tight, we did not have fun out there. Pus there are the defensive lapses we committed,” Metro TMS playing coach Eric Sedighpour said. “We will come back next time.”
Solido ended the football trilogy organized by Bravetower Events Promotions and Davao Crocodile Park with 95 points. They won the second leg and finished second in the first leg to Metro TMS which finished second overall with 85 points. Alia Orange took advantage of the ouster of Solido and Metro TMS to take home the third leg and end up at third overall with 70.
Belisario, Phl Rabies-Med Juris and Kingfisher tied for fourth with 55 points. KMMPC (45) finished 5th while FC Soriente and Club 34 (40) tied for 6th. Rounding up the standings are Fil-Chi, Central United, UIC, UM and DMMA.
Fil-Dutch Bayani Vandenbroek, German Dietmar Speckmaier and team captain Josef Montalan scored one goal each for Alia Orange to frustrate Kingfisher, a team composed of foreign students in Davao, in the third leg finale of this first ever night football tournament at the Davao Crocodile Park football field.
“We look forward to holding more tournaments here. We are thankful to the clubs for their support,” said Neil Bravo of the organizing Bravetower Events Promotions.(pr)

Monday, October 17, 2011

PNP FC, Solido FilChi, Metro TMS, Club 34 score separate victories

 Davao football's living legend Hersey Salmon (left) against a PNP Football Club defender.

DFA Mens’ 2nd Division Football League

WEEK 7 (October 16, 2011)

7:30AM games

Field 1 Black Knights 2 vs 8 PNP FC
Black Knights - ibanez 1', sabate 70'
PNP FC - aspallaga 9', pungo 35',47', Betio 39',45',72', Boiser 49',55'

Field 2 Belisario Futbol vs Solido-Filchi
Solido Filchi - Marlon 4', Mikoh Arrieta 30', jdin sangcopan 78'

9:30AM games

Field 1 AA FC 1 vs 4 Metro-TMS
AA FC - Anzures 65' (penalty)
Metro TMS - Valensona 20',32',66'

Field 2 Club 34 FC 2 vs 0 FC Soriente
club 34B - erwin Kimox 23', ruel Sasuman 69'


1. PNP FC 6-0-1
2. Metro TMS FC 6-0-1
3. AA FC 4-1-2
4. Solido-FilChi United 3-2-2
5. Black Knights 3-4-0 
6. Club 34B 1-4-2
7. Belisario Futbol 1-5-1
8. FC Sonriente -0-7-0

Championship game-October 23, 2011 (sunday)

3:00pm Field 1

PNP FC vs Metro TMS


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Solido back with a vengeance, takes Croc League 2nd leg

Solido FC came back with a vengeful night and all of a sudden found themselves perched on top of the
standings in the 2011 Davao Crocodile Park Croctoberfest Night Football League.

Solido’s youthful three-headed offensive line of Jed Diamante, Javi Romero-Salas and Miko Arrieta
proved to be the difference as the Orangemen took home the second leg title at the expense of surprise
finalist Belisario FC 2-0 at the DCP Field.

Romero-Salas opened up the scoring in the first half with a blast from 10 yards after a nifty pass from
fellow Little Azkal Diamante. In the second, Romero-Salas returned the favour and Diamante booted
home another marker for the final score line.

Everyone was expecting another Metro TMS-Solido finale after the bitter rivals which disputed the title
in the first leg last week once again topped their respective groups. First leg champion Metro TMS easily
topped Group A with wins against a loss while Solido finished on top of Group B with 3 wins, 2 draws
and 1 loss. FC Soriente (4-1-1) and Belisario (3-1-2) completed the semis cast.

But in a surprise twist, Metro TMS gave up two successive goals late in the match to bow down to
Belisario. Solido meantime beat Soriente to advance to their second straight finals appearance.

“Hard work paid off for us. I hope we can sustain our momentum for the third and final leg,” said Buboy
Arrieta, Solido FC team captain.

Thus, after two legs Solido overtook Metro TMS on top of the standings with 85 points in this football
trilogy organized by the Davao Crocodile Park and Bravetower Events Promotions. Metro TMS dropped
to second overall with 75. Belisario climbed to third overall with 35 followed by Black Knights-KMPPC
with 35, Phl Rabies and Soriente (30).

Club 34, Kingfisher, UIC, DMMA, UM CAE, Alia Orange, and Central United are tied with 20 points while Fil-Chi has 10.

A total of 14 squads are entered in the tournament sanctioned by the Davao Football Association and
supported by the Davao Football Community. The final leg will be on Friday night with the overall
champion receiving the rare Crocodile Cup made up of real crocodile head.(pr)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Real Madrid, MAPFRE, ANAKK ink sports academy agreement

Officials of Real Madrid Foundation and MAPFRE / Insular Foundation signed an agreement with ANAKK – Sta Cruz (in Davao del Sur) to set up a sports academy (mainly football) for disadvantaged children and youth.  ANAKK Sta. Cruz provides alternative learning systems, formal education, livelihood skills and shelter  to indigenous people, children and youth at risk, juvenile delinquent, and the out of school youth.  The sports academy is one of the advocacies of MAPFRE / Insular Foundation in helping the youth through education.  Ms.Rosa Roncal Gimenez (Real Madrid Foundation –Head of International Projects and Corporations); Javier  Warleta (President and CEO – MAPFRE / Insular Foundation); and Antonio Garcia (Real Madrid Foundation) inspected the facilities and playing venue located in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

Students under the tutelage of ANAKK will be encouraged to play football before joining their various disciplines, according to Mr. Pablo Tanuan (executive director – ANAKK Sta. Cruz). Davao FA will identify a pool of coaches who are qualified to be integrated in this program. At the last week on November, a coach from Real Madrid will train and select four (4) qualified trainors who can best fit in the academy.

Present during the opening program are Edith Casiple & Ilyn Dumancas of Tambayan Center. The Spanish delegation was later briefed in Davao City on a similar program being implemented by Tambayan Center.

Photo (left to right): Jason Mortillero (Davao FA); Ilyn Dumancas (Tambayan Center); Rosa Roncal Gimenez (Real Madrid Foundation); Edith Casiple (Tambayan Center); Erwin Protacio (Davao FA); Janver  Magaway (Davao FA); Javier  Warleta (MAPFRE / Insular Foundation); and Ruel  Gregory Napuran (Davao FA).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ateneo vs. DCNHS, Nakamata Lady Knights vs. Black Knights on Oct.15

DFA U13 Girls League 2011
Schedule of games on 15 October 2011
3:00 PM                Ateneo vs DCNHS
4:15 PM                Nakamata – Lady Knigths United vs Black Knights

These are the last two (2) games of the first round.

Team Standing
Sakya FC
Davao City NHS
Nakamata – Lady Knights United
Black Knights
Win = 3 points; Draw = 1 point; Loss = 0 points; GP = Games Played; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = points

This is a double round robin tournament with the team getting the highest number of points winning the championship.

The tournament is organized by Mr. Michael Co.  and sponsored by Himex, Brosco Constructions, Sakya FC, Four J & R Development Project.

Results of games on 08 October 2011

3:00 PM                DCNHS vs Black Knights (double default)

4:15 PM                Sakya def. Ateneo (6 – 2).  Scorers for Sakya are Moira Calizo (21’, 28’, 36’, 49’); Veronica Molano (26’); and, Felice Tuazon (54’). Scorers for Ateneo are Patria Francisco (24’) and Bea Dongon (60’)