Friday, May 16, 2008

35 teams join Moalboal Beach Football

Courtesy of Sun.Star Cebu by Edri K. Aznar

THIS summer, the heat of the shores of Moalboal will turn up a notch as 35 teams will battle it out in the 2nd Beach Football Open at Basdako, Moalboal tomorrow.

The defending champions in both the Men’s and Women’s Opens, the San Roque Football Club, will send three teams, two for the Men’s category and one for the Ladies division.

Joining them in the Men’s category are three teams from XP Moalboal, two teams from San Roque Royal United, University of the Philippines Foundation Alumni, Monger Inc., St. John Bosco United, two squads from FC Inter Cebu, CSAT-FC, two groups from Queen City United, two teams from Danao FC, Barili FC, two squads from Don Bosco Lawaan, Crazy Horse, Don Bosco Alumni Youth, Maitland Smith, Cravings and Kapuge (both from San Carlos City).

In the Women’s Open it will be a battle between the Lasalle Alumni from Bacolod, Mobelhaus, Don Bosco Women’s, Queen City United, Bangan (University of the Philippines Alumni), CSAT Women’s, University of San Carlos and Turnbouts.

Games will be played with two 10-minute periods with five players per team inside the pitch. Each team has a maximum of 10 players in their squad.
Aside from the tournament itself, the event also be serves as the selection for the first Cebu Beach Football team, which will be sent to San Carlos City for the National Championships on May 31 to June 1.

The president of the Beach Football Association of the Philippines (BFAP) Mike Athap, BFAP chairman of Cebu Dido Aviles and Cebu Football Association board member Bro. Mari Aberasturi will handpick the individuals worthy for a spot in team.

The games will start at 8 in the morning.

Registration fee will be P2,000 per team

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