Negrense Booters Prepare for WVRAA

Negros Occidental elementary and secondary football teams are in rigid preparations ahead of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet 2018 on February 18 to 23, 2018 at the Iloilo Sports Complex.

CSAV Titans reached the National PRISAA semifinals last year but came up short as University of the Visayas foiled their dream.* (HGDoble photo)

These were confirmed by coaches Noreil Revilla and Ian Combate, adding, that they have likewise augmented their respective teams with players from other schools to ensure that they have a stronger team in the regionals – especially that they will challenge their long-time rivals Iloilo.

Revilla said that his team is composed of players from NOPSSCEA champion team Trinity Christian School – Marjune Levi Badoy, Wilton Waynne Balili, Lanze Andrei Catalan, Alfred Zuri Celeste, Robert Joshua Indiape, Lance Lawrence Locsin, King Jame Montano, Jed Amiel Tan, Niel Bryan Tan, Charles Joshua Taran, Cydgewyck Archie Andres Tecson, Ronan Christian Treyes and Asher Sean Vicera; St. John’s Instiute’s Timothy Miguel Sarrosa and Joshua Anthony Yee; University of St. La Salle’s Matthew Gabriel Jochico, and Rodrigo Marina III from Colegio de Sta. Rita – San Carlos City.

Despite that some of his players have already international exposures after playing in the Soong Chin Ling Cup Under-12 Youth Football last year in Qinhuangdao and Beijing but, Revilla said that they need to work harder. “We can’t underestimate our opponents. We have to train harder especially that our player are shorter compared to our counterparts,” explained Revilla, who will be assisted by Florence Panogaling.

Meanwhile, secondary boys’ head coach Combate shared the same thought. “This will be a tough battle and we have to be prepared,” he said.

Combate’s side will be anchored by STI-West Negros University players Niel John Panes, Bryant John Alianza, Michael Anthony Fernandez, Clayton Wayne Domecillo, Mark Christian Gubatayao, Eleazar Eata, Trex Sermonia, Role Van Valderrama, Zakary Lacson, Adonis Abela, Alexander Van Realino, Melenuel Lamoreno, and Jimiel Valiao; University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos’ Paul Klinbert Cordova and Luis Clauor, University of St. La Salle’s John Leon Gumban, and Strauss Randy Soronio and Brylle Brian Engasta of Julio Ledesma National High School-San Carlos City.

The Negrense booters will battle teams from host-Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Guiramas.*