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FFLA Joins World Cup Fever with Mini World Cup Tournament


Tacloban City – FundLife International, through its Football for Life Academy (FFLA) programme joins the World Cup fever the way it knows best – a football tournament for the young FFLA footballers!



In collaboration with Arsenal in the Community and led by Arsenal coach Christina, the 2018 Mini World Cup gathered a total of 12 teams and 117 players coming from FFLA-supported schools and community sites in and around Tacloban to play and compete for the title of Mini World Cup champion!


To make the tournament truly embrace the World Cup vibe, the teams changed their team names to the country’s they support: San Joaquin National High School is Team Croatia, Anibong is Team Switzerland, and so on.


Held at the Center for International Education (CIE) Tacloban Campus last Saturday, 07 July 2018, the event served as a fun venue for the players to get to know each other and bond with the teams from different FFLA sites. In true World Cup spirit, the field was filled with will, energy, teamwork, and a whole lot of intensity and cheers.

Fresh from their Russia trip, the FFLA delegation to the FIFA Foundation Festival gladly shared with the players the highlights of their trip, most notably the football3 tournament and World Cup experience.

After the games, Sagkahan National High School aka Team Colombia emerged as champions.


SNHS aka Team Colombia bags the Mini World Cup championship! With the players are team coach, Coach Rhobs and Arsenal Coaches Alfie and Christina.


2nd place, Palo National High School aka Team Mexico with Coach Ralph.


3rd place, Sagkahan Elementary School aka Team Japan with Coach Jhean.

Congratulations to all the winners and a job well done to all the teams who participated in the tournament. We hope you enjoyed the games and had a great time meeting new friends and catching up with players from different schools and communities. It was amazing to see you all together in one field.


​See you at the next tournament – until then, PLAY. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE!


Want to see more photos from the tournament? Check them out here.

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