MANILA – Thirty two amateur Filipino football players went through an intense 3-day football camp at the University of Makati, where they were under the tutelage of coaches from the Manchester United Football School.
Man U coaches Jamie Fitzpatrick and Kevin O’Connell taught Filipino footballers from Manila, Davao, Iloilo and Cebu, imparting to them the lessons that made Manchester United one of the most successful teams in the world.
Aside from field training, there was a classroom session, with coaches stressing the importance of hard work, team work, and self-confidence in achieving footballing dreams.
"Ang goal talaga namin is to really grow football in the Philippines, and what better way to do this thing than getting the top 32 players in the country and bringing in world class coaches from Manchester United to train them," said Drew Copuyoc, Clear's brand manager.
Individual awards were handed out at the end of the camp, and six outstanding players were chosen to participate in the Clear Dream Match on June 6.
The players were as follows: Darius Joseph, Yoshiharu Koizumi, Francisco Jose Primo Santos, Daniel Bernan Gadia, Javier Augustine Gayoso, and Michael Jerremy Mabanag.
The six amateur players will get a chance to play with some of the best footballers in the country, along with two Manchester United legends. -- Report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News.