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Alaska holds 20th Alaska Football Cup

Posted by on 10. December 2015

Alaska’s Wilfred Uytengsu addresses the participant at Alaska Football Cup.

Alaska has been in the forefront of the grassroots development of various sports in the country, including football. That’s 20 years of commitment to the sports with their Alaska Football Cup that’s been hosting thousands of participants annually.  Children of all ages have grown to love the sports even more because of this advocacy and introduces them to a more active and healthy lifestyle outdoors.

Alaska 20th Football Cup Championships

Two decades of commitment with the world’s most popular sport, Alaska Milk holds the 20th Alaska Football Cup at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Village for a three-day event on November 28 – 30.   Football is really an addictive sports whether you are playing or as a spectator.  As a spectator, a goal can happen anytime and that’s what keeps you glued to the game – to capture that perfect moment when a goal is made.   The biggest football event for young athletes attracted players of all ages, from as young as six years old. They have gathered in one venue to participate in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development programs in the local football scene.

“This marks another monumental event for Alaska. We have 410 teams and a total of 6,150 football players together in one venue, all united by their love for football.  It is of great pride to witness how the Alaska Sports Program has engaged young athletes into this kind of culture, and how they live by the values inherent in sports,” shares Wilfred Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation.

The Alaska Football Cup is one of the highly anticipated annual football tournament for today’s young athletes. The weekend event will be played with more than 800 seven-a-side games, in 29 football fields, and officiated by over 168 game officials.  School teams and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila will participate.

Alaska on developing the child’s “winning form”

Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement, as it instills the values of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship during the early stages of a child’s life. Participation in sports like football helps them achieve the “winning form”, which has been Alaska’s goal for children since it launched its first football cup tournament in 1995.

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

Sports tournament like this develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development. Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs – NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com. For general information about the 20th Alaska Football Cup visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/football ; Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlayPH for updates.

16 Responses to Alaska holds 20th Alaska Football Cup

  1. Claire Algarme

    It is good that Alaska is really promoting this sport. I remember an ad by Alaska, which I think was a decade ago, wherein they featured the Younghusbands. That time, football was not very popular in the country then.

  2. Elizabeth O.

    It’s always so nice whenever events are focused on the children’s well being and urging them to be physically active. This is rare and companies rarely make it about the kids.

  3. PJ Zafra

    This is awesome. I’m from the Philippines and when I was still living there, football was starting to grow pretty fast. I think having camps like these is definitely critical especially for the children. It helps them realize their passions and continue embracing them. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up!

  4. Bhushavali

    That’s a great initiative to encourage sports and also create awareness about health and nutrition. I’m pretty sure the Philippines Football team of future is gonna beat Messi & Ronaldo!

  5. Fred

    I wanted my sons to take up football when they were younger, but alas, the soccer fields were so far away from where we live or where they studied. Let’s hope this reaches more grassroot levels in the provinces. A lot of Filipino kids have football skills that need formal training to excel.

  6. Bhuboy

    You are right quite right that this game is addicting, i remember playing a pc game of football, even with the pc game only with a friend you can feel the excitement and i even shout when I’m hitting a goal

  7. Hazel Ann Lo

    I love football and you are right, even as a spectator you will be so glues to the game for that moment when your team shoots a goal! It is so refreahing to see young people still want to play sports outdoor and not stay glued to their phones and tablets! Congratulations to Alaska for their 20th year

  8. phyliciamarie

    400+ teams? That’s a looooooot of football players in one field.I applaud Alaska for holding workshops like this so kids have more sports options.

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