Kiddie street booters to vie for Ambassadors Cup

Kiddie street booters to vie for Ambassadors Cup

by UA&P News Desk on May 8, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Judgment day comes on May 10 to around 300 jersey-clad children ages 7-13 in the form of trophies, new shoes, and a claim for the top spot in the Ambassadors Cup organized by the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

After months of training with volunteer coaches, 11 embassy-sponsored teams, plus young footballers for the Philippine team, will bump and run their way on the new Parking and Sports Building of UA&P during the much-awaited tournament, sporting their embassy’s colors and the pride of their communities.

Read about the Ambassadors Cup launch last February 28 here.

Some of the kids who watch the UFL match between Team Socceroo FC and Philippine Army - GTI FC last May 1 at the Emperador Stadium in McKinley Hill, Taguig. Photo by Ariann Limpin.

Some of the kids who watch the UFL match between Team Socceroo FC and Philippine Army – GTI FC last May 1 at the Emperador Stadium in McKinley Hill, Taguig. Photo by Ariann Limpin.

Represented at the games are the embassies of Argentina, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Timor Leste, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Games will start at 8 am and awarding ceremonies will close by 5:30 pm.

The tournament, held in partnership with the Henry V. Moran Foundation, the Philippine Football Federation, and the Team Socceroo Football Club, aims to instill in the participating children from underprivileged communities the passion for life and discipline. Everyone is welcome to watch the event.

For more information on the tournament, visit the Ambassadors Cup Facebook page. Special thanks to Erwin Canlas and Ariann Limpin (UA&P-MMC) for providing photos.

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