Currently, GFC and FundLife are holding a futsal training program at the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown in the city of Talisay, Cebu, after finding out that they have a team but has not yet received formal training.
Rachel Genco, one of the GFC owners, visited the campus last Aug. 8 together with GFC Italian football director Nicolo Ferrante and GFC coaches Jun Taneo and Reuben Ranille and conducted a small futsal clinic so they can come up with a training program for the girls.
Although the team lacks the basics of the sport, Ferrante appreciated the determination that the girls showed in learning.
Because the school does not have a football pitch, Genco said they will first focus on futsal because the school has many basketball courts that can be converted into a futsal pitch.
Potential lady booters of the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown with school officers and GFC officials and coaches | Contributed Photo
The girls will then be made to switch between futsal and football regularly as there are more 7-A-Side football tournaments organized in Cebu than futsal.
The Department of Education is also promoting futsal for girls as it is now a regular sport for regional meets and the Palarong Pambansa.
SMS Girlstown principal, Sr. Laresa N. Morasa, welcomed the guests and appreciated the futsal/football training program that GFC and FundLife offered.
GFC and FundLife will also be holdinga 7-A-Side football tournament for girls next month and a Generation Amazing (GA) Cup Futsal Tournament in December. The GA Cup will be for both girls and boys.
(Original article published on Cebu Daily News.)