The inaugural Coca Cola Cup grassroots football program culminated with two matches at the Mckinley Hill Stadium late Sunday evening featuring four boys and girls teams from the city of Taguig.
The white team beat the red team in both divisions. The girls clinched a 2-1 win on penalties while the boys also recorded a 2-1 victory.
The program, which was launched in the country last October, aims to promote friendship, team spirit and respect among the youth through the sport of football.
A total of 300 public school students with ages 12 to 19 together with 80 teachers and barangay officials joined the first edition of the program.
Coca Cola, in cooperation with United Football League club Loyola Meralco Sparks FC, Dream Big Pilipinas Football Association and the Taguig local government, trained the participants in the basics of the sport and how it can help them improve their lifestyle.
Those who’ve excelled in the program will have a chance of being invited to be part of Loyola’s football academy or be the country’s representative to the international Coca Cola Camp in France.
Coca Cola Vice-President for Public Affairs and Communications Adel Tamano said that they are now looking to expand the program because of its initial success.