Bacolod Kids Get to Join Football Camps in Malaysia, Europe via Astro, Globe tie up

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Over 150 Bacolod Kids Joined

Talented kids from Bacolod get a chance to join the world-class football camps in Malaysia and Europe via the Astro and Globe tie up.

In connection to this, about 150 children from all over Negros Occidental who are football enthusiasts will vie for a chance to join world-class football camps in Malaysia and possibly, Europe this year for free, as part of the tie-up between Astro Malaysia and Globe Telecom.

Aside from Bacolod, TM Football Para sa Bayan clinics are also scheduled in Iloilo, Davao, and Manila where 12 players from all walks of life, aged 10-12, will be chosen to attend the Astro Kem Bola Advanced Training Programme in Kuala Lumpur in September. They will attend the event together with their counterparts from Singapore and Malaysia. Selected top players from the advanced camp will then fly to Europe for two weeks of professional football training scheduled in December 2016.

Twelve players will be shortlisted from the Iloilo and Talisay, Negros Occidental selection camps while eight will come from Davao, and another eight will be chosen from the Manila camp. The list will be further trimmed down to the final 12 representatives that will be coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, with an equal number of boys and girls based on their overall ranking.

“The Astro Kem Bola programme aims to provide a comprehensive learning and football development experience. Through it, we have seen talented kids grow into well-rounded athletes playing in the Malaysian national youth team on an international platform. We are privileged to be able to play a role in their development and look forward to do the same for the youth of Philippines and other ASEAN countries,” said Datuk David Michael Yap, Vice President of Community Affairs, Astro.

The Malaysian media and entertainment powerhouse network, likewise, introduced recently to Globe customers the latest in live sports such as e-games and the newest Asian shows via over-the-top (OTT) provider Tribe. “We are proud that Astro has chosen TM Football Para sa Bayan as a venue to discover talented kids who would be given an opportunity to further harness their craft and bring them closer to their dreams. Through our sports advocacy, we hope to forge similar partnerships with other like-minded organizations to help uplift the lives of the youth especially those from the marginalized sector and provide them with a platform to showcase their talents,” said Fernando Esguerra, Globe Director for Citizenship.

Ray Guinoo, TM Portfolio and Brand Head added: “TM, being a brand for the youth, is always after the development of our young people. One of the ways to do this is through TM Football Para sa Bayan. We are using the power of sports to instill the importance of possessing the right attitude, good values, and a good education among the youth. Hopefully, through the sports communities and the tie up with Astro, we can create more opportunities for the kids across the country.”

The TM Football Para sa Bayan clinics will be handled by Green Archers United (GAU), a professional football league that has been Globe Telecom’s implementing partner in developing the football grassroots program in the last three years.

To show that Astro and Globe/TM are looking for more than just exceptional football skills, the kids will also be selected based on teamwork; discipline, behavior and sportsmanship; communication on and off the pitch; positive attitude towards teammates, volunteers, and coaches; ability to listen to instructions; and having good personality.

The football clinics are open to all street football communities, underprivileged kids, varsity players from public and private schools, and private football clubs. Schedule are as follows: PFF National Training Center, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo (July 23), Sta. Maria Football Field, Talisay, Negros Occidental (July 24); Tionko Football Field, Bolton Riverside, Quimpo Blvd ¨Agro¨ Davao City (August 13); and De La Salle Santiago Zobel football field, University Ave, Ayala Alabang, Metro Manila (August 20).

How to Join

Interested participants may register by sending their complete name, birth date, contact number to or call Deeg Rodriguez at +639178843334.

For more information, please contact:

Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
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