Hyundai Cup 2017
Tacloban City - Last 22 April 2017, Football for Life joined the Hyundai Cup 2017 which was held at the Tacloban Grandstand. There were five categories with 8 teams each from different leagues and schools across Leyte. Three of our teams entered - two in the U15 Boys and one in the Women’s Open categories - and our male coaches signed up at their own initiative for the Men’s Open category.
It was an exciting day for all of us, and our players gave their best, exuding with much energy despite the heat of the burning sun. Our teams won several games, however no titles were earned. Nonetheless, it was a great experience for each and everyone who participated. The girls showed admirable teamwork, and the boys - the youngest and smallest ones from our teams - amazed us all, as they showed a strong front, even against players almost twice their size.
The tournament concluded with the teams Estudiantes FC, Lurez FC, Kids United FC, I Love Burauen FC, and Phoenix A announced as champions in their respective categories. The organizer, Hyundai Tacloban, were so impressed with the turn out of the event that they promised to continue the tournament next year.
Congratulations to all of the participants of the Hyundai Cup 2017, especially to our Football for Life players -- we are all so proud of you, and we hope to see you all next year! ~