New Camp FC rises off Manolo hills
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ON the hills of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, a football club named after the home stadium of Barcelona FC becomes home J.R. Borja St, Cagayan de Oro City Phone: (088) 880 7783 Domingo Velez Street Center Point Arcade 222 Capistrano St., Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental Contact No.:09177946118 of hundreds of young footballers.
Newcamp FC, based in the Northern Bukidnon Community College (NBCC) in baranggay Tankulan at the heart of Manolo Fortich (43.2 kms away from Cagayan de Oro city) town, has existed since 2005 and is a regular in local competitions.
The club was started by football crazy brothers Guiller and Mario Sumampong 13 years ago to spread the gospel of the beautiful game to that side of the 1st class municipality of more than 100,000 people.
Manolo is a rich municipality which has acres of agricultural lands. It has one of the biggest fruit packaging company in the country, Del Monte in Camp Philips. The town also hosts a major tourist destination in Mindanao, the Dahilayan Mountain resort.
Camp Philips also has long football tradition with estate having the best football pitches in Mindanao located at the center of the property. Football powerhouses Holy Cross High School and Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (OLLES) are only two of the many football
as a rookie Maroon next year after completing his one-year residency status.
This early, pundits say that with Rivero around, coupled with Kobe Paras’ return to the Maroons, that would make UP a more serious title contender in Season 82.
The duo would be a formidable replacement to the graduating Paul Desiderio, the UP captain who had gloriously brought the Maroons to the Finals with his sterling leadership and gutsy plays.
The Maroons bowed to the Eagles, yes, but Desiderio’s mission for UP had been completely accomplished after Paul almost single-handedly powered his team past Adamson in the Final 4 skirmishes.
As history beckoned, Desiderio marshalled UP’s almost impossible task of beating Adamson two in a row to obliterate the Falcons’ lofty twice-to-beat incentive.
With that done, Desiderio made Bo Perasol surpass his modest dream of piloting the Maroons to the Final 4 semifinals.
The title showdown therefore with Ateneo was just a bonus for UP. But what a bonus it was, as it ended UP’s 32 years of a title-clash drought.
I can’t wait to see Season 82 come along.
INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE. Newcamp United FC head coach Guiller Sumampong delivers his message to participants of the 3rd Anlaw ta Tankulan Football Festival.