From late May to early June, Bacolod will be the focal point of grassroots football event as it hosts the fourth edition of Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) Cup.
Focusing on the Under 13 age bracket, the nine-a-side competition will be featuring 24 teams – the most number of participants to date – where eight are from Luzon, 10 in the Visayas and six from Mindanao.
The tournament, a brainchild of Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) President Ricky Yanson four years ago, has seen a steady growth in terms of its scale in every edition. The executive also shared what the tournament aims for to the young and talented footballers who will compete.
“We aspire to provide our young players with the opportunity to develop their skills and elevate the level of football in our country, and most importantly, develop the athletes’ personal lives. By imparting discipline through sports to these youngsters, we will be able to develop good players and better persons on and off the pitch.”
The 2019 NOFA Cup will be held on May 29 to June 2, 2019 at the Sta. Maria Field which is right beside the famous tourist landmark, The Ruins.
Below is the list of teams that will compete for the cup.
- Ceres Youth FC
- Claret School of Quezon City
- Federated Football Association of Masbate
- Loyola FC
- Makati FC
- Sugod Malaya FC
- One La Salle – defending champions
- Bacong FC
- Barotac Nuevo FC
- Baybay FC Jaguars
- Don Bosco FC Cebu
- Dynamic FC
- Green Global FC
- Janiuaynon Defenders FCI
- Kidz United FC
- Negros Oriental – Siquijor Regional Football Association (NOSIRFA)
- Panay FA
- Davao Crocs FC
- Golden Harvest
- Marawi Ground Zero Team
- Marist Kidapawan
- Mt. Apo Regional FA
- Pagatpat FC
The NOFA is also supported by Dynamic Football League, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the province of Negros Occidental.
For updates, visit the Negros Occidental Football Association Facebook page.