Watch out for UP in Season 82
STILL the talk of the town is Ateneo’s swamping of University of the Philippines this week.
But from any angle you want to see it, the Blue Eagles sweeping the Fighting Maroons in the best-of-three UAAP Finals wasn’t a surpirse at all.
One, Ateneo was seeded first in pre-tournament predictions.
Two, UP wasn’t even given a Chinaman’s chance to enter the championship showdown.
As predicted, Ateneo topped the tworound eliminations with nary a sweat dropped.
Ateneo’s anticipated clash with La Salle did not materialize this year because the Archers were simply too inferior, having a line-up lacking in both punch and ceiling.
La Salle lost its top slotman, the 6-foot-8 Ben Mbala, to a professional league in Mexico, and then Ricci Rivero, Taft’s former high-profile gunner, left after a spat with school officials.
Reports said Rivero resented officials’ move to ban him from endorsing products, forcing him to quit and eventually landing on the UP roster.
Thus, it would really be interesting when Rivero finally suits up
teams which has taken advantage of the pitches. These pitches have moulded countless of of talents, some of them are now playing in the UAAP and in the NCAA.
Newcamp FC does not have the beautiful and manicured pitches of Camp Philips but it has the large football pitch of the Northern Bukidnon Community College (NBCC).
The club also has the very supportive Tankulan baranggay council which has helped them organised the 3rd Anlaw ta Tankulan Football Festival recently. Baranggay officials Allan Improgo, Lemuel Rey Arana, and Nicho Tapales were present during the opening ceremony.
.“Me and my brother Mario started Newcamp FC just to really help the kids of Tankulan. We spent our own money at first to buy kits and equipment for the kids to make this club a success,” said head coach and founder Guiller Sumampong.
Now, the club has grown bigger and coach Guiller has even resigned from his job of 17 years as a Laboratory Technician with the Polymedic Medical Plaza to work full-time as coach. Guiller, an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) C licensed coach, is also the Grassroots Development Officer (GDO) of the Bukidnon Football Association (BUFA).
At age 40 with two children from wife Vevien, the passion for the beautiful game has not stopped flowing in his bloodstream. He is now also studying to finish some education units to be a qualified secondary school teacher. He is looking forward to work full time as a PE teacher and a football coach in any public or private school.
His brother Mario has left the club and has established his own club, the Lantapan FC in Lantapan town 94.4 kms. from Manolo Fortich also in Bukidnon. Mario also used to coach Rosevale School.
Almost 100 teams from all over Mindanao joined the 3rd edition of the 3rd Anlaw ta Tankulan Football Festival. Coach Guiller is one of the few coaches who have dedicated their lives teach football to the young kids of Mindanao. He promised to organise more tournaments for the new year. But for the meantime, he is busy with his teams preparing for the Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) set in Tangub City in the middle of this month.
3rd Anlaw Ta Tankulan Football Festival 2018 Results:
1st Day (Dec.1, 2018- Saturday)Under 6-Mixed, Champion: Lantapan kickers, 2nd Place: Celestial FC, 3rd Place: Newcamp United FC, MVP- Sumampong, Ozid, Best GK- Takiang, Christian. Under 8-Mixed?Champion: Philchem FC, 2nd Place: Olles, 3rd Place: Lantapan kickers, MVP- Ordinan, Basti, Best GKBernales, Resajan, Under 10 Champion: Philchem FC, 2nd Place: Newcamp United FC?3rd Place: Olles, MVP- Pagasian, Zen Daryn, Best GK- Selaras, Aaron, Under 12, Champion: COAA, 2nd Place:, Bukidnon -B, 3rd Place: Corpus Christi FC, MVP-Hortillano, Jrand, Best GKGuion, Kenny, Under 14, Champion: M-Kids, 2nd Place: Bulua Strikers, 3rd Place: Holy Cross, MVP- Pechon, Zymer, Best GKSeraspi, Erik, Under 17-Boys, Champion: M-Kids, 2nd Place: CDO United, 3rd Place: COAA, MVP-Dutosme, Justin, Best GK, Habenyar, Rohan, Under 17- Girls, Champion: Bukidnon Gallopers, 2nd Place: Bulua strikers-A, 3rd Place:, Bulua Striker-B, MVP-Nicole Lucino, Best GK-Amper Princess, 2nd Day (Dec.2, 2018-Sunday), Women’s Open, Champion: Bukidnon Gallopers, 2nd Place: FC95-A, 3rd Place: Celestial FC, Men’s Open, Champion: COAA,2nd Place: FCV-B, 3rd Place: MUFC, 35-Above, Champion: Eastern FC, 2nd Place: Hugpong FC, 3rd Place: Usna Gali ([email protected])