Friday, September 12, 2008

209 teams join Mizuno

A HEFTY crowd of football players will congregate in the two-day football 3rd Mizuno Football Fiesta which will kickoff on Sept. 13 and 14 at the University of San Carlos-Technology Center football grounds. 

This year’s installment of the Mizuno football festival has attracted 209 teams from different clubs and schools in Cebu City and three from San Carlos City and a lady team from Bacolod. 

“This year’s tournament is much bigger than last year’s tournament. Last year’s participants were about 160 to 170 teams,” said Don Bosco United Football Club’s Jim Karl Akiatan, one of the organizers of the Mizuno tournament. 

This tournament will showcase 11 categories – Players 6, Players 8, Players 10, Boys 12, Girls 12, Boys 14, Girls 14, Boys 17, Girls 17, Ladies Open, Men’s Open and the 38 and above categories. 

The only thing missing in this year’s tournament is the 19-under division which was eliminated due to the scarcity of teams in that age bracket. 

On the first day, there will be a formal opening at 7 a.m. followed by the games of the Players 6 to 10, Boys and Girls 12, 14, and Girls 17 categories while the Ladies Open, 38 and above and the much awaited Men’s Open, in which 44 teams are competing against each other, will be on the following day. 

The champions of the contest will be receiving a trophy and individual medals while the 1st runner-ups will be given individual medals. 

This football festival is sponsored by Mizuno and organized by Akiatan and Dexter Arrojado of Queen City United. (EKA)

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