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19th Alaska Football Cup

2014 is the 19th year of Alaska Football Cup and this event is the biggest football competition in the Philippines. With over 300 teams playing 4,500 players, 30 football fields, more than 120 referees, more than 750 games and 2,800 goals.
Participants as young as six (6) years old up to 16 came from different parts of the Philippines had participated in this event.

Special exhibition game was demonstrated by kids as young as three years old proving that football game can be played by almost anyone.

To expose my kid to this sports, I brought my son to this two-day event, and he enjoyed it a lot! On the very first day, he asked his mom to buy him soccer ball and a pair of jersey so he can wear it the following day. Also luckily, I won a prize in the bloggers’ photo contest having him as my subject, drinking his milk (see photo gallery).

Alaska really leads the way in promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition by drinking milk regularly and by engaging in sports despite the fact that this digital age brings to us the opposite, to live a sedentary way of life.

Kudos to Alaska Milk Corporation!

Event Photos

19th Alaska Football Cup Winners

Girls 12
1st Place ABC Stars Naga
2nd Place British School Manila
3rd Place Xavier School FC
4th Place Ateneo de Davao
MVP Rona Zaldivar

Girls 14
1st Place Nomads Football Club
2nd Place Makati Football Club
3rd Place ABC Stars Naga
4th Place Ateneo de Davao
MVP Ashley Slough

Girls 16
1st Place Ateneo de Davao
2nd Place Minuluan FC Bacolod
3rd Place Ateneo de Cebu
4th Place Tuloy sa Don Bosco
MVP Inah Rosales

Boys 10
1st Place Xavier School FC
2nd Place Federated Football Association of Masbate
3rd Place San Carlos City FC-Bacolod
MVP Diego Aspiras

Boys 12
1st Place Hedcen FC
2nd Place Tiger City Mandaluyong FC
3rd Place Makati FC
4th Place La Salle Zobel
MVP Jan Adri Caraig

Boys 14
1st Place Claret Football Center
2nd Place Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu
3rd Place La Salle Zobel
4th Place First Fruits Christian Academy Bukidnon (first time to join)
MVP Fidel Tacardon

Boys 16
1st Place Xavier School FC
2nd Place Claret Football Center
3rd Place Hedcen FC
4th Place Goshenland FC
MVP Tony Kho

Players 6
1st Place Ateneo de Manila Football Center
2nd Place Loyola Meralco FC
3rd Place Davao Hyenas FC
4th Place Xavier School FC
MVP Andres Hizon

Players 8
1st Place Makati Football School
2nd Place Xavier School FC
3rd Place St. Alexius college Southern Cotabato- First time to join
4th Place Crocodile FC Davao
MVP Jared Peña

Ladies’ Open
1st Place De La Salle Zobel
2nd Place Lizarito FC-Bacolod
3rd Place Ateneo de Davao FC Lady Knights
4th Place Green Archers Utd.
MVP Sarah Castañeda
Men’s Open
1st Place LeyLam FC Cebu Team 2
2nd Place Philippine Air Force
3rd Place Team Socceroo
4th Place Leylam FC Cebu Team 1 -First time to join
MVP Ranulfo Colina

Press release:

Alaska Milk holds country’s biggest football tournament

All roads lead to the Ayala Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa when Alaska Milk holds the biggest and most eagerly awaited football tournament in the country the 2014 Alaska Football Cup this weekend, Nov. 29 and 30.

Football players of all ages, from as young as six years old, participate in this annual event organized by Alaska Milk.

The annual Alaska Football Cup is the one football tournament that young players from all over the country look forward to every year.

Teams representing schools and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila will participate.

The annual football event, which started in 1995, holds its 19th edition this year with over 300 teams of more than 4,500 players competing in the different categories. The two-day event will be played over more than 750 seven-a-side games, in 30 football fields, and officiated by over 120 game officials.

The Alaska Football Cup is one of the country’s most successful grassroots development program in football.

Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the value of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship among the youth. Sports help them achieve the “winning form” which is Alaska’s goal for the children.

The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed issues on health that are best addressed by adopting an active healthy lifestyle and by regular consumption of nutritious food such as milk. Programs such as the Football Cup reinforces Alaska Milk’s thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by engaging regularly in physical activities such as football. Alaska seeks to engage all Filipinos, especially the youth, in sports.

It is in line with Alaska Milk’s program and dream to be part of the lives of more children in the Philippines and encourage these young champions to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle through football.

The tournament develops the athletic skills of participants to the fullest because they compete against athletes of the same age as well as physical and mental development.

Alaska does not just sell milk products. It promotes community development and nation building by nurturing positive values of teamwork, cooperation and fair play through sports activities like the 2014 Alaska Football Cup. Alaska promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition.

Watch the best young football players from all over the Philippines this weekend as they compete in various categories. Admission is free.

For more information on the Alaska Football Cup please visit the Websitehttp://alaskapowercamp.com/football/2014/ or follow on twitter: @ALASKAsportshub.

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