Alaska Milk Corporation held its 2017 Alaska Football Cup last Nov. 25-26 at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.
The two-day tournament, presented by Alaska, is inarguably the biggest, competitive football tournament in the country where players aged 7-17 gather together every year to enjoy the game and, at the same time, test their skills in a competitive environment.
Now on its 22nd year, the Alaska Football Cup completed its full two-day event, with nearly 4,000 players from out of 338 clubs and school teams nationwide.
There were a total of 16 age divisions in the boys and girls, as well as the men’s and ladies open divisions in a 7 a-side tournament with the games to played simultaneously on 28 football fields.
The reward was much higher for the girls’ competition as Alaska gives the winning team, which is Miriam College, the chance to participate in the most illustrious youth football event in the world— the Gothia Cup in Sweden.
The 22nd Alaska Football Cup was organized by the Makati Football Club.
“Alaska is doing its part in nation-building. Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the field of interest and, in general, in life,” said Ms. Blen Fernando, Vice President for Marketing of Alaska.
The Alaska Football Cup has been on-going since 1995 when Alaska Milk Corporation tapped former professional international football player Tomas Lozano in leading the growth of grassroots football in the country. From then on, it has become a vital part of the Alaska Power Camp.
Boys 16 y.o. – RC Tanauan
Girls 16 y.o. – Miriam College
Boys 14 y.o. – Makati FC
Boys 12 y.o. – Makati FC
Boys 10 y.o. – British School
Kids 7 y.o. – Xavier