Football youth league slated in Alabang

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2010 03:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2010 11:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino football aspirants will get a chance to learn more about the sport when the Muntinlupa-Parañaque Las Piñas Football Association (MPLFA) Youth League kicks off its first run on Saturday.

The MPLFA and The Younghusband Football Academy are organizing the league to maximize the potential of young footballers by harnessing their skills.

According to the organizers, football is best learned when young.

The MPLFA Youth League will be held on Saturday, July 24, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City.

MPLFA President Cathy Rivilla, Younghusband Football Academy co-founder Phil Younghusband, and Jojo Durian, Director of MPLFA and the Younghusband Football Academy, will be present in the event.

They will also share information on 1GOAL, a campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that promotes education.

The campaign is being supported locally by the Younghusband Football Academy founders, English-Filipino brothers Phil and James Younghusband.

The Younghusband brothers, formerly of the Chelsea football club, are currently playing for the Philippine National Team.