Ilocos FA - LET THERE BE LIGHT Mar 28, 2013 10:52:41 GMT 8
Post by peterdpaperboy on Mar 28, 2013 10:52:41 GMT 8
The much-awaited lighting up of the Ilocos Football Association’s football field was held last Friday evening, 15th March 2013. The football field, which is located at Brgy. Miramar. Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, was all ablaze, its translucence made greater as darkness fell over the horizon. Excitement was very visible on the faces of those who witnessed the affair, from the officers and staff of Ilocos Football Association (IFA) and Futbol Academy of the North (FAN) down to the village officials, players, and supporters. Everybody was expectantly happy. And it is for a reason…
The theme “Let there be light” is a nod to the creation as the Bible preaches us. When the Lord commanded these powerful words, it beckoned the start of life. As light signals life, it symbolizes hope and inspires positivism. In turn, it attracts success. It is nevertheless what the IFA wants to achieve when they took on the project of lighting up this football field. It’s a testament to IFA’s service to the whole of Ilocos Sur province in general, and to the Magsingal community in particular.
The joyous affair also saw the presentation to the public of both the academic and athletic scholars of Vgent Foundation Inc. (VFI). With a total number of forty seven (47), VFI has ten (10) college scholars, thirty two (32) high school scholars, and five (5) athletic scholars for this school year. Each scholar received a scholarship certificate and financial subsidy.
With the lighted football field, from now on football training, events, and other activities can be stretched all the way to evening. Players have more hours to train, while tournaments and community gatherings can be scheduled beyond sundown. It is certainly more fun now in Magsingal.
IFA is the first and only local football association in the Philippines with a football field that is all lighted. Thanks to the kind-heartedness and generosity of Don Bosco Batch 86/90 and Westrade International Co. Inc. which donated thirty (30) sets of flood lights to IFA.