After arriving in Manila my first stop was Santa Cruz. After my previous visit in the Philippines, one of the conclusions was that they want to extend the Allianz/Liga Eskwela competition with more Public Schools. This was also approved by the Department of Education. Therefore we had to set up four seminars to start with: the first two in Manila and Santa Cruz.
In Santa Cruz 43 PE-Teachers attended the two-days “Basic Futsal Course”. After this seminar the idea is that they will form a Futsal Team which will join the Allianz/Liga Eskwela Competition from the Henry V. Moran Foundation. The finals of this competition will be played in April 2020. From these finals two players will be invited by Allianz to follow a training camp at a top football club in Europe. Of course this is an enormous stimulus for the players.
The course included both theoretical and practical sessions. The participants all received a Futsal ball so that they can start playing at their school. I have the feeling that these seminars will give an enormous boost to the Philippine Futsal.