Negros Occidental Football Association president and Dynamic Football League chairman Ricky Yanson said young footballers should enjoy playing their matches while staying competitive and developing their skills.
At the opening of the 2016 DFL 2 nd Conference at the Sta. Maria Football Fields in Talisay City Saturday, Yanson thanked the teams, coaches, and parents for supporting the tournament.
He also encouraged everyone not to allow the pressure of winning the match to take out the fun and prevent the age-groupers from enjoying the game.
“Let us all have fun. That is what we are here for,” Yanson said.
He added that the DFL had been successful since it was launched four years ago “due to the cooperative of the players, the organization and most especially, the parents.”
“Let's not forget to enjoy. It's not just about winning. What is important is for us to have fun,” Yanson stressed.
Also at the opening ceremony were Bacolod City Administrator Atty. John Orola, Executive Assistant to the Governor Angel Verdeflor, and Gabriel Villacin, who joined Yanson and tournament commissioner Ronald Allan Treyes at the ceremonial kick-off.
The 2016 DFL 2 nd Conference will run until September 4 with games to be played on Saturdays only.
Competing in the Under11 category are: (Group 1) Montevista Elementary School, Seagull Trinitarian FC, Kickers FC, Athletico Magallon FC, Bago FC, Sum-ag ES, and St. Scholastica's Academy;
(Group 2) University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, University of St. La Salle-IS, Educational Training Center School (ETCS) 3, Trinity Christian school, St. John's Institute, and Estefania ES.
Teams in the Under 13 category are: ( Group 1) Rizal ES, Montevista ES, USLS-IS, ETCS 3, Trinity Christian School, Cadiz FC, Sum-ag ES, and STI-WNU FC.
(Group 2) UNO-R, Escalante FC, City of Kabankalan FC, Silay FC, Athletico Magallon FC, Bago FC and SJI.
U16 girls (Group 1) Rizal ES, SILAY FC team B, Athletico magallon FC, and SSA Team B; Group 2) USLS-IS, Pontevedra FC, Silay FC team A, Centurions FC and SSA-team B.
The teams vying for the title in the men's open category are City of Kabankalan FC, Ceres-La Salle FC, Escalante FC, Silver Dragon FC, Pontevedra FC and Villa Angela FC.*NAB
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