Exhibiting its steady rise from the time it launched in early 2018, 7’s Football League secures a new league sponsorship with insurance firm Philam Life for the upcoming third season that begins on February 3, 2019.
7’s Football League, a semi-professional 7-a-side tournament, is a startup founded by former Philippine Azkals Anton Del Rosario. Although it is still a very young league, it has exhibited exponential growth heading into its third season.
And now with a title sponsorship with AIA [American International Assurance] Group company Philam Life confirmed, it has shown that 7’s Football League could thrive while contributing to the growth of football, which, is still an emerging sport in the country as compared to mainstream staples such as basketball, women’s volleyball and boxing.
“I would like to welcome Philam Life to this partnership with the 7’s Football League. Thank you for coming on board, for trusting the league and helping football grow in the Philippines,” said founder Anton Del Rosario during the press conference for the launch of the third season last January 24, 2019 that was held in Taguig.
The new sponsorship deal puts Philam Life as the main league sponsor with the tournament now branded as Philam Life 7’s Football League. Along with the insurance giant, other sponsoring companies, in various capacities, are Delimondo, SkullCandy, Jollibee, Bootcamp, and Belle & Dragon.
Aside from the sponsorship aspect, what’s also important to note in-line with the tournament’s growth is the additional teams that will compete this coming third season.
Below are the 12 teams that will compete in the Philam Life 7’s Football League season:
- Super Eagles – Defending Champions
- Ghana FC
- Football Fanatics
- Stallion Laguna FC
- Real Amigos
- Deportivo Matu
- Tondo FC
- Bohemian Sporting Club *
- Superbad FC*
- H & J All Stars*
*Bohemian SC, Superbad FC and H & J All Stars are the new teams set to compete for the new season.
The league format will begin with 12 teams playing a single round robin in the elimination phase. The top eight teams will then proceed to the playoffs which will be a knockout. The playoffs are expected to begin sometime in April.
The Philam Life 7’s Football League kicks off on February 3, 2019 and will run until May 19. The tournament will be held every Sunday at McKinley Hill Stadium from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
For more info, check out 7’s Football League Facebook Page