MEDIA RELEASES

May 12, 2017

GREETINGS:

After an amazing four years, Pinas Cup takes flight once again! 

Growing from strength to strength, year after year, the most anticipated annual nationwide grassroots 11 a-side football tournament in the country -- The Pinas Cup -- spreads its wings even further, even wider. On our 6th year anniversary, Pinas Cup 2017 takes full flight! Hosted by Clark Freeport Zone as an official partner of the tournament, Pinas Cup 2017 promises to be our biggest and most festive tournament to date. With 8 full-sized eleven-a-side pitches, 3 nine-a-side pitches, and 2 seven-a-side pitches, Pinas Cup 2017 is expected to bring in over 100 teams, 2,500 players, and 5,000 parents, spectators and fans; that's 7,500 football enthusiasts cheering and playing and generally enjoying the festivities for 4 consecutive days. Every year we have continuously received numerous accolades from parents, coaches, and players about how well-organized, distinctive, competitive, exciting and extremely festive the tournament is. We certainly hope to bring back that same level of experience by keeping faith with our unique and grueling tournament format and by managing the quality and quantity of the participating teams. This year we will open the tournament to 7 eleven a-side categories, 1 nine-a-side categories, and 1 seven-a-side category, giving us 9 age categories in total. Adhering to numerous requests to extend the competition beyond youth development, Pinas Cup 2017 shall now include girls, women's and men's categories, making our tournament truly a family affair.

This year, Pinas Cup 2017 will be held on October 28 to 31, 2017. Being a semester school break for most of our youth, the dates give the participating club teams the opportunity to once again compete in a demanding and compact tournament. The Pinas Cup is now attracting a number of international youth teams to come and experience not just our brand of football, but to experience the beauty and festive culture that the Philippines is known for. Previously, Indonesia fielded its U13 National Team, showing our local clubs the level of football that is now expected in the ASEAN region. This year clubs from Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Indonesia, Thailand have already signified their interest to come to Pinas Cup 2017. Meanwhile, the Men's and Women's open categories have turned out to be extremely competitive. Several leading universities and colleges such as the University of the Philippines (UP), UST, Ateneo de Manila, Perpetual College, Far Eastern University, and others have participated and see its value as a competitive pre-season tune-up tournament. Even a few professional clubs have come to join the Men's Open. With an international flavor and with the quality of our clubs vastly improving, Pinas Cup 2017 again promises to be a football experience to remember.

Team Categories and Age Limits:

Youth

Boys U18  born on or after 1.1.1999  11-a-side football
Girls U17  born on or after 1.1.2000  11-a-side football
Boys U16  born on or after 1.1.2001  11-a-side football
Boys U14  born on or after 1.1.2003  11-a-side football
Boys U12  born on or after 1.1.2005   9-a-side football
Boys U10  born on or after 1.1.2007   7-a-side football

 Adults

Women's open                                          9-a-side
Men's Open                                              9-a-side
Veteran's (Men 37 years old and above)      7-a-side 

Dates:

October 28 to 31, 2017

Application and Registration: 

To apply, kindly fill out the application and registration form, include a brief team or clubresume or history, and submit via email to pilipinascup@yahoo.com before September 20,2016. The tournament committee will confirm your participation by October 1, 2016. 

Fees per Team:

9 & 11 a-side Football 
(U18, U16, U14, U12, GU17, Men's, Women’s)          P12,000.00
7 a-side Football (Veterans and U10)                        P8,500.00

 * For international teams, we provide a tournament package that includes accommodations,meals, airport transportation and recreational tours.

 Venue:

Clark Freeport Zone is now a primary sponsor. They provide us with 8 full size pitches and 5 small size pitches and have agreed to maintain the pitch to a well acceptable standard and playing quality. We also find Clark as an ideal venue to host national and international teams with the international airport, numerous hotels in the area as well as various entertainment attractions.

Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga

    • 8 Full-size (11 a-side) well maintained pitches
    • 9 and 7 a-side pitches
    • International and Domestic Airport
    • Duty-free Shopping 
    • Dining destinations specializing in International and Kampampangan dishes
    • Outdoor Adventures and entertainment including Clark Museum and 4D Theatre; Horseback riding and picnic grounds; Golf course; Theme Parks - Nayong Pilipino, Dinosaur Island, Clark Nature Park; Wakeboarding and Go Karting  

Accommodations:

While several nearby hotels surround the area, we have partnered with a couple of hotels inorder to provide quality accommodation at very affordable rates to our participating teams.Let us know if you require assistance for accommodation requirements.

Come to the Pinas Cup 2016 and see why "football is more fun in the Philippines!"

Very truly yours, 

Monty Roxas
Program Head
Pinas Cup
 
email: pilipinascup@yahoo.com
Tel: 6321407
Mobile: 0917-7941179