Siquijor Youth football club for 8 to 16 years old boys and girls was set up in Siquijor island for almost a year ago. It started when I came to a school field and brought a soccer ball and saw kids running towards me and asking what ami I playing. There were just 10 kids at that time who started playing with me at the school field.
As a football coach from Italy, I came up with the idea of helping the locals to have their own club because I notice there's no football or soccer team in the island and mostly of the children and teenagers are just fun of playing their gadgets and other wrong practice.
When I brought football in Siquijor, more children and teenagers got interested and were eager to learn about it as this sports don't require height or anything. They always come so early to practice everyday. I saw that they really have the potentials and skills. Though the learning process is slowing down due to lack of soccer balls, kits, and shoes. Our team is currently raising funds which will be used to buy the aforementioned things.
It is a wonderful opportunity to show our support to this youth, especially since the goal of the club is to empower sports as perfect alternative to gadgets and other wrong practice. It would be great to see them playing to another teams in other city too and have new soccer balls through your help. With it, we can help these kids have the opportunity to dream big!