Davao to host Asian football tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – A homegrown sports organization is planning to hold the first Asian Freestyle Football Championship in Davao City sometime October to November 2016 in… »

Colleges, universities urged to strengthen sports scholarship programs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – Universities and colleges in Davao City are encouraged to strengthen sports scholarship grants for the less fortunate students who want to proceed tertiary… »


A player falls after colliding with an opponent during a practice game among soccer enthusiasts from Bukidnon State University at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (12 August… »

Dangerous Move

A player from Butuan’s KJB gets thrown up after colliding with an opponent from Surigao del Norte in the Under 14 category match during the 5th Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association… »

Championship match

Players fight for the ball in the championship match on Saturday of the secondary football game between National Capital Region and Western Visayas Region during the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum… »

Western Visayas beats NCR in football

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Booters from Western Visayas  captured on Saturday its first football crown in the secondary division after beating the National Capital Region Squad in a penalty shootout  during… »

Wearing it Proud

While most of the athletes bear their names or region on the back of their jerseys, these football players from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Region had their jerseys… »

Afternoon Practice

Football players from the Malaybalay City Central Elementary School spend the afternoon on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) preparing for a regional competition next week in Initao, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo… »

Ball Fight

Players fight for the ball during the Cherifer Football Festival in Tionko Grounds, Davao City on Saturday, November 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Going for Goal

Players race for the ball in their practice game at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Sunday, August 3. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


A coach of PTC-Medvil performs a warmup drill with the team’s goalkeeper before a football match in Tionko Field, Davao City on Saturday, August 2. The game is part of… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Had the stadium collapsed, the Brazilian fans who watched the home team lose the semi-final match of the FIFA World Cup to Germany… »

Goal is the Goal

Members of the Columbia FC perform a warm-up exercise before their game at Tionko Field, Davao City on Sunday, 8 June. The game is part of the weekly Philippine Sports… »

Loose Ball

Players from Barangays Diego Silang and Ampayon in Butuan City collide as they fight for control of the ball during the 4th Balangay Football Festival at the Libertad Sports Complex… »

Social Sports School

Kids under the Social Sports School of ANAKK-Sta Cruz practice their kicking skills on Saturday, 26 April, in Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur. Football giant Realmadrid Foundation and Fundacion Mapfre… »

From streets to football fields: transforming gang members into productive citizens

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews / 27 April)  —  High school buddies Bonifacio Fuentes and Junrey Midagat were often seen running the streets of Digos City some eight years ago… »

Football for Peace Clinic

Children displaced by the 3-week standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City join in the Football for Peace Clinic jointly initiated by the Football… »

Bukidnon boy makes it to RP football team competing in Myanmar

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – One of the members of the Philippine team competing in the 42-country Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Championship 2014 Qualifiers in Naypyidaw, Myanmar… »

Young Hopefuls

Young football players at the Tionko football field in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More

Getting Dirty

Elementary student players battle for ball position in this bit of muddy action at the Butuan City Sports Complex in Barangay Libertad in Butuan City on Nov. 18, 2012. MindaNews… »

70 Mindanao teams expected at Butuan’s Football Festival

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – Some 70 teams or at least 700 hundred players from all over Mindanao are expected to see action in the two day 2nd Balanghai Football… »

Butuan City: PFF U-23 National Suzuki Cup

A player from Butuan-Agusan del Norte cries in pain during a match with the Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental team last April 21, 2012 for the Philippine Football Federation under 23… »

Football: PFF-Suzuki U23 Mindanao Finals

Cagayan de Oro goalkeeper stops the ball away during their match with Davao City squad. The game ended in a draw at 2-all during the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) –… »

Davao, Dipolog booters to represent Mindanao in the PFF-Suzuki U23 quarterfinals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — The Davao and Dipolog football teams will represent Mindanao in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) – Suzuki Under 23 (U23) National Cup in Bacolod and Laguna next month.

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