In her drive of developing professional footballers in the province, Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo, Executive Assistant to the Office of the Provincial Governor, actively create series of football events in the Province of Lanao del Norte by continuously partnering with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) through the Football Development Program of the Provincial Government.
On March 10, 2018, a Grassroots Inspection Tournament was held at the Football Field of Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex, a world class facility where the turf is based on international standards. The selection process was organized for selecting players that will represent Lanao del Norte Football Teams for the Regional Festival of Football (RFOF) on March 24 to 25.
76 participants joined the selection process, 12 girls with ages ranging from 10 to 13 years old and 64 boys of 12 to 15 years of age.
PFF accredited football coach and trainer, Percy Guarin came to the province to personally assess the physical and mental conditions of these young players.
The day begins with lectures to inculcate in these young players’ mind the basic football techniques and the right attitude in order to succeed in this sport. Football drills were prepared by the PFF representatives to measure the participant’s skills in dribbling, passing, ball control, footwork, speed as well as its ability to communicate with other players of the team.
And on March 24 to 25, through the effort of Ms. Sittie Aminah, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in-line with the Kabataan Sigurado Quibranza – Dimaporo Initiative Program in cooperation with the PFF organized a 2 day Festival of Football for 2018 at MCC Football stadium and in Tubod Central Elementary School..
The teams who participated in the football festival are; Zamboanga Football Association (ZAFA), Zamboanga del Norte Dipolog Football Association (ZANDIFA), Misamis Oriental Camiguin – Gingoog El Salvador Cagayan de Oro RFA (CMORFA), Misamis Occidental – Ozamis Football Association (MOOFA), Iligan – Lanao del Norte/Del Sur Regional Football Association (ILNOSURFA), Pagadian – Zamboanga del Sur – Sibugay Regional Football Association (PaZSS RFA), Lanao del Norte – Football Development Program (LDN – FDP).
This 2 day football festival was strongly supported by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province represented by Board Member Cesar Q. Yap Jr. Chairman, Committee on Sports, Youth Development who welcomed the delegates in the Province of Lanao del Norte “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN