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The Olongapo soccer team has developed into one of the best city teams in the Philippines. At the top tournaments, including the recent Alaska Cup, where more than 40 teams participated, the Olongapo boys and girls teams finished in the top four. The girls team was beat only by the top college teams in the country, Ateneo, De Le Salle and Miriam. They beat every other city team and private club in the country. At the recent Batang Pinoy national competition, they took gold, most valuable player for the tournament and most points scored.
Both the boys and girls teams need more players. Training and practice is held six nights a week at either Remy Field on the base or the Tapinac Oval in Olongapo. Training and practice are free, but parents are encouraged to support the team however they can (bring extra water, etc.)
The Olongapo team is catching the eye of national-level sports officials. Last year’s coach was recruited to help coach the national women’s team. The star players of the Olongapo team are receiving scholarship offers from top schools.
A small group of hardcore players make up Olongapo's competitors in the national tournaments, but the teams are open to players of all ages and all levels of commitment and dedication. Novice players are welcome. Serious players have a chance to shine in national tournaments.
For more information, call Glenda at 0915-202-0505 or 0939-348-7386.