Thursday, April 28, 2011

Final Try-outs for the Homeless World Cup Team Philippines

After months of try-outs all over the Philippines, the day of reckoning for the Philippine Team for the Homeless World Cup is upon us.

On April 30, 2011 at 2pm, in the Megatent Events Venue in Pasig, 16 aspiring footballers will undergo a Final Try-out for the chance to represent Team Philippines in the upcoming 9th Homeless World Cup 2011 to be held in Paris, France on August 21-28, 2011.

From the hundreds who participated in the try-outs conducted from Boystown in Manila to Bacolod in the Visayas Region to Iligan City in Mindanao, 16 aspirants were chosen to participate in this Saturday’s final try-outs.

From the 16 survivors, only eight will be chosen to represent our country. Let us all be witnesses as these young men take one small first step to football glory and one massive first step to kick poverty.

Here is a flashback at the Manila Leg 1 Try-outs held in Boystown, Parang, Marikina on February 26, 2011.

Coach Rudy giving instructions to Goalkeeper Bert Sennis :

Mark Rosales, part of Team Philippines 2009 to Milan, acts as a coach for the Manila Boystown Complex.

Watching Coach Rudy run the drills for the aspiring footballers, one cannot help but feel his passion and love for the game. "The game has given so much to me,"  he often says. "That's why I want to give back"
With Coach Rudy del Rosario of Team Philippines
Coach Rudy is ably assisted by Homeless World Cup 2010 Goalie Mark Maravilla. He acts as the assistant and goalkeeping coach for Team Philippines.
Assistant Coach Mark Maravilla
Let's give these kids the same love we are giving the Azkals. Head on over to the Megatent this Saturday, April 30 at 2pm. Amongst the panelists are Azkals Captain Aly Borromeo, Fifa Women's Committee Member Ms. Cristy Ramos.

Remember, three current members of UFL side Kaya FC came from Team Philippines 2010. Collectively called the 'Rio Trio', they are Lexter Maravilla, and twin brothers Abdula and Hammid Pasion.

More details on this Saturday's activities in their Facebook Page here.
See you all!

1 comment:

  1. way to go Team Philippines!!! So proud of you all...take them all the way Rudy :)

    Exciting to see that three current members of UFL side Kaya FC came from Team Philippines 2010!!