Post here about the latest football updates and football happenings in Central Luzon
Tarlac (Central Luzon's football capital) Date: May 5,12,19 & 26 8-11 am Venue: Luisita Football Field Activity: FOOTBALL ACADEMY OF TARLAC FREE FOOTBALL CLINIC Description: Learn Football skills for free every Saturday at Robinsons Luisita Football Field with the players and trainors of Football Academy Of Tarlac. The Football Academy will also launch mini -competions for their students during the football training. Haven't posted this earlier but there are many children attended the first 3 days of free football clinic here. Last Day is next week. move this thread in proper place if this is not should be here don't know where to place ;D hehe
Last Edit: May 21, 2012 0:21:00 GMT 8 by dingodile5
A 2 month old article about resurgence of Football in the province of Pampanga
Football ATBP in Pampanga. Friday,Mar23,
With emergence of football in hearts of Filipinos and the growing number of fans and amateur players in small leagues in Metro Manila and other provinces such as Pampanga including the cinderella run that happened on the recently concluded Asian Confederation Challenge Cup Championship last March 2012 wherein the Philippine National Football Team (Azkals) bagged the bronze medal in this recently concluded event.
Pampanga Football Club (PFC) - a City of San Fernando, Pampanga based local football club recently won their 2nd place in the age groups of Under-14 football Tarlac Football School invitational match in Capas, Tarlac last March 17, 2012. They also participated in Under-12, Under 10 and Under 8 wherein they bagged the 4th place on those categories on their first tournament as team since the creation and conception of the club in 2011.
For now Pampanga Football Club is undergoing training for their pre-season games on the upcoming Central Luzon Football League which will have its grand opening in Tarlac by May 13, 2012.
The club will be holding summer football clinic for FREE at the Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex (formerly known as Pampanga Sports Complex) in this city. The club's aim is to promote football / soccer to the youth in developing their interest and skills in this type of sports as well as introducing sportsmanship, camaraderie and team work as each participant learn the three core values not as individuals as a group in this type of sports.
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Activity: Olongapo City-Zambales Football Associataion (OCZFA) Summer Football Camp Venue: East Tapinac Oval Track, Olongapo City, Zambales When: April 2 to May 26.
For residents in Zambales and near the area, you can still go to camp which will end this May 26
A month old article about Xiang-Li Football Festival last April
Bulacan to defend title in Xang-Li Football festival today
MALOLOS CITY—At least 20 football teams, including six from Bulacan will compete for the annual Xang-Li Football Festival today.
The one-day competition will be held at the Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) campus in Magalang, Pampanga.
Emmanuel Robles, coach of defending champion FUTBulakenyos said they split their team into two.
The same is true for this city’s Agila Ladies Club, the defending champion in the ladies open.
Bulacan Sunday United, another football club in Bulacan is also planning two join with two teams.
Other teams will come from the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac, the known football capital in Central Luzon.
Robles explained that unlike the regular football game with 11 players each from competing teams, Xang-Li Football Festival only require seven players from each competing team to play the game but they can register a maximum of 12 players.
Playing is also reduced to 15 straight minutes every half during the elimination round and 10 for the semi-finals and final games.
“This is another step for the continuing popularization of football in Central Luzon,” said Robles who noted that Philippine Azkals greatly contributed in the increasing popularity of the game in the country that remains addicted to basketball.
He said the Philippine Azkals has rejuvenated local players specially those who played college football under the Bulacan State University (BulSU).
“Our former players came back and are playing again,” said Robles who also coach the BulSU football team that ruled the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) in Central Luzon in the last four years.
This developed, John Bayarong of the Amihan Football Club based in Subic Bay announced that the first season of the Central Luzon Football League (CLFL) will start on May 13.
Bayarong said that the CLFL is a third division amateur football league, just behind the United Football League (UFL) and Philippine Azkals, the national team. Initially, five teams from Zambales, Bulacan, Pampanga and Tarlac will play in the first season of the CLFL.
This includes the FUTBulakenyos, Tarlac Football School, Pampanga Football Club, Bayarong’s Amihan Football Club, and the all-Korean Subic Football Club.
dingodile5 hehe Kasi alam ko Puro Bosconian Football players sa Tarlac City, Halos karamihan ng Tournament diba Basketball.. Lalo sainyo diba? Basta inter Brgy kayo ang Host lagi..
Anyway pero natuwa ako last time kasi tinanong ko insan at pamangkin ko kung gusto nila mag football, Oo dawtapos nagkwento sila, Meron daw Bola ng Football sa school nila may nagdonate tapos parang nagugustuhan nila laruin ito, ang ginagawa nila puro pasa pasa lang tapos sinisipa sipa lang nila sa wall wala daw kasi silang Net.. or Goal Box.. Sabi ko sa sarili ko sana magkaron ng program na maganda sa TC, basta kasi mga bata pag nadinig nila ang Azkals tuwang tuwa sila at ang kilala nila Phil and James, Ally, Neil at Caligdong.
Several days old article. Will BulSU take the 17th trophy? BulSU to defend SCUAA-III title for the 17th year By Dino Balabo Dec 17, 2012
MALOLOS CITY—The Bulacan State University (BulSU) will defend their 17th over-all championship in the annual State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) in Central Luzon.
The annual sports competition that started Sunday is hosted by the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in Iba, Zambales. It will end on Friday.
As reigning over-all cham-pions for the past 16 straight years, the BulSU Gold Gears will be challenged by athletes from Aurora State College of Technology (Ascot), Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU), Bulacan Agriculture State College (BASC), Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), Pampanga College of Agriculture (PAC), Tarlac State University (TSU), Tarlac College of Agriculture (TCA).
Also competing are athletes from Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) in Pampanga, Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU) in Zambales, Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in Bataan, Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Nueva Ecija, and the Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilsCA) in Pampanga.
“We are ready to defend our title because our athletes are working hard all year round,” said Dr. Mariano De Jesus, the president of BulSU.
He said that BulSU owes its strong performance in the annual SCUAA-III to its sports program.
De Jesus said that many years ago they started recruiting athletes and placed them under a scholarship program and even provided a dormitory for members of the BulSU Gold gears.
The program was hailed by Dr. Danily Hilario, BulSU vice president for external affairs, research and extension.
He said that the BulSU Gold Gears has dominated the SCUAA-III by winning at least 140 gold medals.
BulSU’s dominance is only challenged by the BPSU which used to place second, harvesting some 20 gold medals during the five-day meet.
Also, football is expected to take center stage during the games as the sport continues to gain popularity.
Emmanuel Robles, the head coach of BulSU’s football team said they expect stronger competition this year.
“Every team wants to dethrone us defending champions,” said Robles who also coached the FutBulakenyos that won the first Central Luzon Football League (CLFL) championship last July.
This champion team has retained at least nine of its players last year, and is expected to provide a stiff challenge to the other participating teams this year.
Central Luzon launches own Futsal League Wed. Mar. 27, 2013 By John Bayarong
Four of the region's top futsal teams will battle it out on the maiden edition of the Central Luzon Futsal league at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) on April 7th, 2013.
The regional league's top football clubs, Futbulakenyos of Bulacan and the Lighthouse Amihan FC (LAFC) of Olongapo City/Subic Bay, are set to renew their rivalry, this time in futsal.
Futsal, the five-versus-five indoor variant of football, is usually played inside a basketball court or a gym.
The league is the first of its kind in the country where all the three variants of football, association football (11vs11), Futsal (5vs5), and beach football are played on provincial representation in one league.
"The Central Luzon Futsal league is a football development experiment. We are slowly gaining support. The main attraction for clubs and teams is playing multiple match days at different venues with coaches able to strategize each game," David Bayarong, league commissioner, explained.
Bayarong added that teams from Central Luzon may still join the league.
The Philippine Futsal Committee (PFC) expressed full support for the league.
"This is a welcome development for futsal. It show that futsal is gaining headway into the various communities of the country," said Ismaeil Sedigh, chairman of the PFC and head coach of the national futsal team.
This year sees the entry of two football powerhouse, the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) Cobras representing Nueva Ecija, and the Tarlac State University (TSU).
"We are honored to host the opening of the league, our university president, Ruben Sevilleja even had the venue refurbished for the opening games," CLSU Cobra coach Francis Cruz.
The futsal league format presents each match day with the all teams will play that will be hosted by the home team. Each match day is at least 10 days apart.
On April 7th, teams will travel to Nueva Ecija to play the league launch in one of Central Luzon's footballing giant, the Central Luzon State University (CLSU).
"This gives us the opportunity to showcase football to the community, develop a fan base, and inspire kids to play the beautiful game," Bulacan's Futbulakenyos coach Emman Robles explained.
Bayarong noted that while the country is producing technically good players in the provinces, there is an observable weakness in tactics, both in players and coaching.
"The coaching staff are not able to introduce tactics because most of the league, even at the adult level, are one day tournaments," he explains.
Last year Bulacan took home the regional football championships trophy, the Sinukuan, in a thrilling come from behind victory over the LAFC Batang 'Gapo side, 3-2 at the Subic Bay Freeport before some 1,500 home fans.(30)
Nueva Ecija, Olongapo win big at Central Luzon Futsal league opener
Wed. Apr. 10, 2013
By John Bayarong
Nueva Ecija's Central Luzon State University Cobras and Olongapo City/Subic Bay's Lighthouse Amihan "Batang 'Gapo" registered convincing wins in the Central Luzon Futsal League (CL Futsal) opener yesterday at the CLSU gym.
The CLSU Cobras took top of the table on goal difference with an 8-1 win over the Tarlac State University Tigers, while the Lighthouse Amihan "Batang 'Gapo" defeated the Bulacan's Futbulakenyos, 9-5, in a thrilling continuation of their regional rivalry.
The CLSU cobras ended the first half with a narrow, 2-1 lead over TSU but found its bearing in the second half with a six-goal haul.
Allyson Bawagan scored a hatrick, Jordan Necesito and Shripland Taksin got a brace each while Levie Kachilei finished off with a goal. TSU's one goal came from Emerson Mandi.
"This is a well-deserve win for the team. It is worth the hard training and sacrifices of our preparation for the league,” Francis Cruz, CLSU coach said after the match.
In the first game, Futbulakenyos troubled the Lighthouse Amihan FC in the first half, exchanging a goal for every goal to end the first half with a 2-2 score line.
The tough Batang 'Gapo squad, however, showed its superior tactics in the second half as team captain Emil Pellezer and Oteng Fariñas rode roughshod over Bulacan's defenses, recording the league's first hatricks while Willie Mediola, Daniel Jimenez, and Raymark Maliao contributed a goal each.
"We knew they were going to pressure us in the second half, so our coach advanced our strikers knowing their goal was defenseless," Pellezer said after the match.
More games, more support
CLSU president Ruben Sevilleja welcomed the teams stressing the need to develop the sport where the Filipinos can excel at the international stage.
"We need more tournaments like this and public support for the teams to reach a higher level of footballing skills. We are proud to host the CL Futsal and we need all three variants of football--- the 11v11, futsal, and beach football, if we are to catch up with the rest of the world," Sevilleja said in his welcome speech.
The CL Futsal League is the only regional 5v5 tournament in the country using sanctioned Star balls from South Korea and under the international futsal rules of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). FIFA is the world governing body of football.
"It was a big derby day for the region. CLSU and TSU are rival champions in the State Colleges and Universities Athletics Association (SCUAA), while the Futbulakenyos and the Batang 'Gapo are always clawing it out in the regional tourneys," John Bayarong, CL Futsal league commissioner, said.
Futsal, the five-versus-five indoor variant of football, is usually played inside a basketball court or a gym.
“The Central Luzon Futsal league is a football development experiment. The main attraction for clubs and teams is playing multiple match days at different venues with coaches able to strategize each game,” Bayarong added.
Ismaeil Sedigh, chairman of the PFC and head coach of the national futsal team, said the league is good for the game.
“It shows that futsal is gaining headway into the various communities of the country,” Sedigh, who is currently campaigning in Malaysia for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal champions' league, said.
CL Futsal is a two round tournament where each team gets a maximum 3 points for every win, 1 point for a draw, and no point for a loss. The team with that earns the highest number of points after the two rounds is declared as regional champions.
The league is the first of its kind in the country where all the three variants of football, association football (11vs11), Futsal (5vs5), and beach football are played regionally on provincial representation. (30)
Hundreds of football players and enthusiasts will troop to Subic Bay on May 12th for the Luzon Beach Soccer Eliminations at the Lighthouse Marina Resort beach front area. Eight men's and eight women's team are set to battle it out for the right to represent Luzon at the National Beach Football title late this year. "(We have) been organizing the Luzon Beach Football Eliminations in Subic since 2000 and we consider (Subic Bay) our home already," Rea Villa, secretary general of Beach Football Association of the Philippines (BFAP), said. Raul Marcelo, deputy administrator for tourism of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) welcomes the decision of the BFAP to hold its tournament here. "Subic Bay is now a top destination for national tournaments. And football, with all its variants namely association football, futsal and beach football, are one of the sports that we want here," Marcelo said. The annual Luzon Beach Football Eliminations is an open division tournament wherein the finalists would then be invited to proceed and represent Luzon in the Beach Football National Championship scheduled later this year. Supported by the Subic Bay's Lighthouse Marina Resort, the tournament will also feature the Lighthouse Amihan Football Club (LAFC), Subic Bay's official team. The LAFC copped the silver in the 2011 edition of the tournament, and if at full strength, is expected to do well in the tournament. "The participants,mostly Manila-based teams, find it convenient to travel to Subic to play beach soccer because of improved roads, secured venue, great shopping outlets and a lot of other activities that they could do after the tournament," BFAP said in a statement. This year, BFAP said it would adopt the international beach football rules to align the tournament with the international rules and standards. BFAP was founded by Dr. Ahmed 'Mike" Athab who used to be the University of the Philippines Women's Football Varsity Coach and is the current Beach Football Committee Head of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). The Philippines participated in the 2006, 2008 and 2013 World Cup Beach Football Asian Qualifiers and is planning to prepare for the Asian Beach Games 2014 and the next World Cup Qualifier in 2015. Villa said that BFAp partnered with the Lighthouse Marina Resort because of its excellent facilities and amenities. "Its scenic view and ideal location makes it a perfect place to conduct the tournament Subic," she added. Aside from the Lighthouse resort, the tournament is supported by Human Nature. For more information about the tournament and beach football, check out their facebook page at www.facebook.com/bfap.admin.
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Jul 12, 2014 11:38:27 GMT 8
OKyall: I'm traveling to Phil start of august for a couple of weeks. Staying near makati and malate. Does anyone know where I could play some futsal/indoor soccer/outdoor soccer (preferably turf since I probably won't bring my cleats). Suggestions appreciated thx
Jul 13, 2014 2:39:53 GMT 8
Jul 18, 2014 15:23:53 GMT 8
Odie: Where to find soccer store/shop here in metro manila? Anyone? thanks
Jul 18, 2014 15:24:31 GMT 8
ptrfootball: Try going to SM city or MOA...
Jul 18, 2014 19:46:08 GMT 8
Guest: Any updates on the pff national league?
Jul 19, 2014 9:57:42 GMT 8
mikky: my name is michael a nigerian, i base at dapitan city in metro manila.i need a club where i can play for tryout.here is number 09771425270.text me or call pls.am a talented football player.
Jul 19, 2014 22:16:58 GMT 8
ptrfootball: Michael why don't you go to Emperador stadium during a game and ask around....
Jul 22, 2014 3:19:08 GMT 8
dingg0y2: michael, check this UFL Div 1 try-out: http://filipinofootball.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/embedded-image-permalink.html
Jul 22, 2014 9:45:57 GMT 8
dali: hello , any idea where to buy jersey in bulk , doesnt matter if its fake , need to buy in bulk
Jul 23, 2014 0:09:10 GMT 8
chizcake: on other news.. ouch and gilas last home stand
Jul 23, 2014 0:39:18 GMT 8
92fifth: anyone know where i can purchase an azkals jersey to ship to the us
Jul 24, 2014 8:46:13 GMT 8
leoisiah: Psst. Who wants to watch UFL FA Cup Finals with me? I have excess tickets.
Jul 25, 2014 0:27:06 GMT 8
John:: Hi I'm john 17 y/o, I came from Las Piñas City. Can Anyone help me to find football clubs under 17 or any tryouts from U17. I'm good in football so I keep hoping that I could join at any football club here in the philippines, I hope you can help me.
Jul 27, 2014 17:37:35 GMT 8
chizcake: @leoisiahm sayang saw this late na heheheh
Jul 29, 2014 2:26:32 GMT 8