YOUNG booters of Leganes Football Club (LFC) Inc. in Iloilo province is raring for the Ceres Cup 2017 which kicks off in Talisay, Mandalagan and Sta. Maria North football fields in Negros Occ. on May 20-21.
LFC is a duly registered club in the municipality of Leganes.
Ceres Cup, one of the prestigious football tournaments in the country, has produced Filipino football stars who are now playing in the national scene.
LFC nearly canceled its Ceres Cup campaign due to lack of budget and support, but the kids’ hopes were rekindled after a benefactor helped them.
The club is composed of football enthusiasts and volunteers who aim to provide opportunities to under-privileged but deserving kids in the community.
Head coach Joemar Eradiel nearly cancelled their participation but luckily, Coach Luke Biggs, an LFC volunteer, offered to help.
“He provided the registration fee and additional support for their preparation. He believes that the kids have something to give for Leganes. Ronnie Chua also donated their uniforms to make them comfortable during the game,” shared Eradiel.
Ashley Jham Tayo said he will give all his best because it might be his last game.
“I was crying and hoping for my family to keep supporting me in my passion. It might be my last appearance for my club and I was so sad and because we are leaving Leganes for Boracay. That’s why I’m giving all my best for the team,” he added.
Kendrew John De Castro said this might be the most difficult game for them because they are going to face stronger football teams from different country.
The team is now undergoing rigid training and holds practice every day to strengthen their stamina and endurance that will prepare them for the actual competitions.