CBFC, Trinidad squads bound for Laguna
TWO teams from the Cordilleras are set to compete for the Luzon Regionals after topping the eliminations round of the 2018 Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI) held at the BSU covered court recently.
Cordillera Binnadang Football Club (CBF) A topped the 16 under while La Trinidad took the 14 under crown to earn a ticket for the Luzon Regionals slated May 19 – 20 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
CBFC earned the right to represent the region after besting La Trinidad in the finals of the 16 under boys category with CBFC – B salvaging third place honors.
While their 16 under counterpart fell against a more experienced squad, La Trinidad made sure a team from Benguet will join in the Luzon competition by bagging the 14 under title against CBFC.
The girls division also saw CBFC winning the 16 under girls division edging Benguet State University FC and Pangasinan who both settled for second and third respectively.
CBFC also dominated the girls 14 and 12 under division defeating Pugius and BSUFC respectively as CBCF also won the crown in the 12 under
boys while Balili FC and Pangasinan FC settling for second and third respectively.
Staged by Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc. in partnership with the Henry V. Moran Foundation and in coordination with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), the ANYFI provides the venue for Filipino youngsters to showcase their skills and vie for slots at the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) for training with Bundesliga champ FC Bayern Munich.
A total of eight deserving kids from this tournament will be chosen to join counterparts from other Asian countries in the AJFC in Thailand in July. From here, three will be selected to go to Munich in September for the ultimate experience of training at Bayern’s home city and seeing their idols live at the Allianz Stadium.
The 2018 ANYFI follows up the successful initial staging last year. After a well-attended and competitive elimination and finals, five standouts were selected to represent the Philippines in the AJFC in Bali, joining counterparts in seven other countries in sessions with Bayern greats Giovane Elber and Klaus Augenthaler. Two of them, JM Mitra and Aeron Tenollar were later picked for the AJFC World Camp in Munich.
INTENSE MATCH-UP. Futsal players from La Trinidad and Cordillera Binnadang Football Club battle for possession during their finals match-up in the 14 under boys division during the Baguio – Benguet eliminations of the 2018 Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI) held at the BSU covered court.