Thursday, April 4, 2013

Teen Azkals : The future Azkals

The Philippine Under-19 football  "Teen Azkals" hopefuls spent a week-long training camp at Evia City Football field at Daang Hari, Las Pinas City and that will end on April 6, 2013 which also serves as part of the tryouts for the upcoming competition internationally. 

Teen Azkals hopefuls with Assistant Coach Glenn Ramos at Evia Football Field

Team Manager Alvin Carranza made sure that everything is organize and according to plan to choose the best from the rest,  a 28-man pool, which began with the scouting of potentials with the help of the Teams Coach Marlon Maro, Philippine Football Association Ramon Manuel and Assistant Coach Glenn Ramos. 

Mc Carranz Kim & Troi, Star Sports Jun Lim, Assistant Coach Glenn Ramos, PIA4A Dolores Ledesma,
Philippine Football Association Ramon Manuel and me

According to Coach Marlon 
"From this pool will come the national team that will compete in the Asian Football Federation (AFF) Under-19 and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 qualifiers that will be held later somewhat in September or October this year" 

Head Coach Marlon Maro with the Teen Azkals hopefulls

Players came from different parts of the world like Italy, Australia among others. "This camp is an opportunity for local and overseas players to showcase their skills so they can play for the Teen Azkals." Maro said.  In terms of selection, Coach Maro stated that everything is fair even players came from abroad or local, it's about the skills of each player.  When asked to give just 5 standout hopefuls, he just smiled and declined to answer for now since the camp is not yet finish. 

Philippine Information Agency 4A writers Ana Demerin & Dolores Ledesma with me and blogger Dianne Salonga

Philippine Football Federation Ramon "Chito" Manuel is asking the public for sponsorship to help the Teen Azkals who will be the future Azkals and our hope for Philippine Football. So far, help came from OneA Event Center, Melba's Farm, Diadora, Comoda Ville, Umbro, Cafe Lupe, McCarranz Graphics International, Topcoms, Larger than life quality posters and Leon Philippe dairy fresh. 

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