Football: U-12 Bukidnon team to play in Luzon Cup

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2019 09:11 AM

The Under-12 squad of the Bukidnon Football Association, champion of the recently concluded Mindanao Cup, will compete in the Luzon Cup to be held from November 21 to 24 at the Tarlac Recreational Park in San Jose, Tarlac.

The Luzon Cup is the third of a series of Under-12 tournaments spearheaded this year by the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA)'s "Football Para sa Lahat" program. The two previous tourneys were the NOFA Cup held last May in Bacolod and the Mindanao Cup held last October 22 to 25 in Davao City. 

For the Luzon Cup, NOFA has the Central Luzon Football Association (CLFA) as its co-organizer.

“Under Football Para Sa Lahat, we want more kids to fall in love with sports by giving them more opportunities to play football at a higher level,” said NOFA president Ricky Yanson.

The format is 9-a-side with open substitution and no offside. Kids enjoy more playing time because matches have two 25-minute halves.

Aside from the trip to Tarlac as prize at the Mindanao Cup, Bukidnon FA also won 30,000 pesos worth of football equipment. Sixteen football teams are set to take part in the Luzon Cup.

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