My Name isadrai and i am currently working as an online
web developer. I love sports. I joined the "Davao City Legionnaires
2 months ago, and I want to help the team grow and introduce American football in Davao City, Philippines.
The Davao City Legionnaires started in 2011 as a recreational backyard
football league with Paul Reyes Cabrera, the current team captain and
his friends. The team’s original name was “Davao City Alaskanz”. With
only a few people interested to join the team, they went on a hiatus.
In 2016, Davao City Legionnaires ( https://www.facebook.com/DcLegionnaires/)
was born when a Frenchman named Jay Jacob visited Davao City,
Philippines to meet his girlfriend. With his expertise in American
Football and experience in playing professionally in Paris, he rebuilt
the team with Paul, Floyd and Joff. The three later went on to become
the current team captains of Davao City Legionnaires.
With just a
single football and a whistle, the team now has 59 members – a number
that is constantly growing. Most of its members are working dads,
college students, high school athletes and some out-of- school youth.
joined the team two months ago, and I am deeply impressed with the time
and dedication that the current members are showing. They don’t play
professionally but they practice 3 times a week -- Fridays and Sundays
for strength and conditioning, and Saturdays for scrimmage.
can see that American football has a big potential to grow here in Davao
City. The only problem is that we don’t have the right equipment.
American football is not yet widely known in our city. Most sports
equipment stores do not carry football paraphernalia and those that do
only sell shoes which retail at as much as $100US. Most, if not all, of
us cannot afford to spend that much on a pair. Some resort to buying
second-hand shoes which are likely to be worn out and may pose a risk
when at play. This is not to mention the lack of hygiene this practice
We will be meeting up with the Manila Raiders on June
24. The Manila Raiders is a fully-equipped team based in the capital
city. They have access to equipment that we can only hope for at the
moment. The entire team is looking forward to this meet-up because the
Raiders have so kindly volunteered to lend us some of their gear for the
game. It will be our first time to use the equipment – the same day
that we will play. This meet-up is in preparation for a league
tentatively scheduled for December of this year.
We are counting
on your kindness and generosity to raise funds which we will use to
purchase decent equipment for practice. Donations in the form of actual
equipment will also be greatly appreciated. We are in need of the
· foam pads
· Shoulder Pads
· Full Bicep Pads
· Back Plates
· Chin Straps
· Funds for the field
· Guard Competition Cup
· Used Practice Uniforms
· Triangular Football Side Line Markers
· Football Girdles
· Football Helmet Jaw Pads
You can contact us through our Facebook page
or my personal account https://www.facebook.com/reesyot (Francisco E. Priego III)
You can also send donation through PayPal
If you wanted to donate gears or anything to help our team you can send to my Address
Name: Francisco E. Priego III
Address: Blk. 11 Lot 14, Villa Senorita, Ma-a, Davao City, Philippines, 8000