Makati FC retains JSSL overall championship

Posted by watchmen
April 3, 2024
Posted in SPORTS


Makati FC celebrates their Paul Parker overall championship conquest in the JSSL Singapore Academy 7’s. (JSSL photo)
Makati FC celebrates their Paul Parker overall championship conquest in the JSSL Singapore Academy 7’s. (JSSL photo)


The Makati Football Club, representing the Philippines, relied on stellar showing from their girls squads to secure their second straight Paul Parker overall championship in the JSSL Singapore Academy 7’s 2024 over the weekend.

The Girls Under-16 team had the most impressive performance among all the Makati FC teams that competed in the four-day football fest held at the Arena Stadium in Singapore.

The Makati FC Girls Under-16 team captured the championship in the tournament’s division, earning them an automatic qualification for the pro division.

During the Girls U-16 pro division event, Makati FC pulled off a 1-0 upset over the Sporting Clube de Portugal before losing to Spain’s Valencia CF in the semifinals round, 6-2.

Apart from the Girls U-16 team, Makati FC also won two more girls’ division titles after their Girls 12 squad successfully defended their crown, while the Girls 14 team topped their division.

Among the players of Makati FC in the girls’ divisions are Negros Occidental’s San Carlos City-native Shine Cadayona, Negros Occidental’s Pontevedra-native Joyce Gemberva, and Cebuanas Yona de La Calzada, Raven Undan and Gab Callao.

In the boys’ division, Makati FC emerged victorious in the Boys 13 division for the first time since 2019, while their Boys 6 and 7 squads also had title finishes in their respective divisions.

Makati FC also managed to have runner-up finishes in their Boys 10 and 14 teams, and bronze medal finishes for their Girls 10 and Boys 15 squads, annexing their third Paul Parker overall championship.

Head coach Selu Lozano said Makati FC believes in the transformative power of football, not only as a sport, but as a vehicle for social change and personal development.

“Our mission at Makati Football Club goes beyond just training athletes. It’s about nurturing dreams and fostering a sense of possibility,” Lozano said.

“We want every child who walks through our doors to know that dedication and proper support, they too can be great. May it be in sports or in other aspects of life.”

The JSSL Singapore Academy 7’s 2024 was participated by more than 450 teams and 6,000 players from different countries./ASC, WDJ

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