THE journey towards the ultimate goal and a glorious training camp in Munich of young football dreamers will kick off later this month.
After the success of the initial tourney of futsal last year and the growing number of fans of the sport, Allianz PNB Life Insurance announced in a press conference the second staging of the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational for aspiring young footballers all over the country.
Eight deserving kids will be chosen to join other Asian counterparts in the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Bangkok, Thailand in July. Then, three youngsters will be selected to participate and showcase their skills at the Bundesliga champ FC Bayern Munich.
Featuring the addition of girls in the futsal invitational is huge victory for equality and diversity on the playing field.
The 2018 ANYFI age brackets will be 12U, 14U and 16U open for both boys and girls, while the local eliminations will begin on April 27 to May 13 in nine different regional areas.
The regionals will kick off on May 19 to 27, progressing to the national finals on June 2 and 3 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
Local eliminations are set in Iloilo (April 27-28), Dipolog (April 28-29), Baguio (April 30-May 1), Metro Manila (May 5-6), Naga (May 4-5), Bacolod (May 16-17), Cebu (April 27-29), Davao (May 5-6), and Cagayan de Oro (May 5-6 and May 12-13).
The top two teams from the 14U and 16U will advance to the Luzon Regionals (May 19 and 20 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna), Visayas Regionals (May 25 and 26 in Bacolod) and Mindanao Regionals (May 26 and 27 in Davao).
The 2018 Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational is staged by Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc. in partnership with the Henry V. Moran Foundation in coordination with the Philippine Football Federation.
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