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PSC-backed barangay futsal tournament launched in Davao

May 16, 2019 - Thursday 3:05 PM by MDM

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Around 200 children are part of Barangay 76-A’s Summer Futsal Clinic officially launched on Saturday, May 11, at the gym in Phase 1 of SIR in Matina, Davao City.

Philippine Sports Commissioner (PSC) Charles Raymond A. Maxey, during a brief statement at the opening ceremony of the clinic, said the PSC is happy to hold a barangay-based sports program for children.

"Mandato ni President Duterte nga matagaan og oportunidad sa sports ang mga barangays pinaagi sa clinic og tournaments. Pasayloa mi nga dugay mi nakaanhi sa inyong lugar dapat sauna pa (It is the mandate of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to provide opportunities and bring sports to the barangays through clinics and tournament. Forgive us to have only come now)," Maxey said.

Participants are from S.I.R. 1 and 2, Kabacan, Times Beach, Bucana and Isla Verde.

PSC coordinator Melchor P. Anzures, coach of Davao Aguilas Football Club (FC), spearheaded the clinic that is being supported by the Davao South Regional Football Association, Football for Humanity, and Maharlika Sports Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Barangay 76-A officials led by barangay captain Rolando Trajera.

After the clinic, Anzures said they will conduct a two-day tournament on May 22 and 23 with a juggling and accuracy competition to take place on May 24.

Meanwhile, the awarding and closing ceremonies to be attended by PSC Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez, is scheduled to take place on May 25.