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Author Topic: The 1st Ilocos Youth Football Association (IYFA) Seminar for Coaches & Referee  (Read 3327 times)
Fel Gorospe
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« on: April 13, 2011, 01:42:02 AM »

Press Release > March 28, 2011  .  
The VGent Group of Companies
1st Ilocos Youth Football Association (IYFA) Seminar on Coaching and Officiating
March 25-27, 2011
IYFA Football Field, Miramar, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur

The 1st Ilocos Youth Football Association (IYFA)
Seminar for Coaches and Referees

As part of the umbrella initiative, “Futbol Revolution” and to push forward football sports awareness in a structured manner, the 1st Ilocos Football Youth Association (IYFA) Seminar for Coaches and Referees were held at the IYFA Football Field on March 25-27, 2011 in Miramar, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

Thirty three (33) coaches and referees from cities of Vigan, Laoag and Candon as well as from the munipalities of Magsingal, Bantay, Sto Domingo, Santa, Santiago, Binalonan and other parts of Ilocos and Pangasinan region participated in the training.  

Mr. Fernando Flores, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) representative and Department of Education (DepEd) tournament director, together with Mr. Edgar Robert de Jesus, IYFA president and accredited Asian football referee, served as resource persons.

Mr. Felicisimo Gorospe, chairman emeritus of VGent Group of Companies keynoted the seminar with, “When we decided to be material to the development of football sport in the Philippines, we meant it. Currently, there are numerous football clinics all over the country and the sport is becoming increasingly popular. Whether our efforts are measurably material to this awareness or not, the fact is, the Philippines is now transforming into a football nation.”
The seminar was opened by Dr. Antonio P. Agustin, IYFA vice president saying, “We hope that all of the coaches and referees registered here will edify people from their respective towns and provinces.”

Coach Edgar Robert De Jesus, one of the instructors in the said seminar added, “This seminar will be an eye opener to the people here in the north that football is a sport that should be prioritized and give importance for all we know that would a superior program and a good vision from our sponsor we will be victorious in so many ways!”

Exhibition games were held between IYFA team and Vigan football club as well as IYFA girls A team versus B team. The distribution of training kits and video clips including 30 soccer balls were donated by VGent Foundation, Inc. The event was covered by Bombo  Radyo headed by Mr. Lito Javier.

Certificates were given to each participant and the best reward itself is the knowledge-transfer and coaching skills improvement material to the furtherance of football sports in the region.

Coach Jimmy Mallari, a head coach from Laoag commented, “Football is the next basketball!”  Mr. Fernando Flores closed the seminar saying, “To all the coaches and referees who registered here, I hope I shared a bequest of one true remarkable sport which is the football. Let us flourish this game throughout the whole country.”

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