TCC to join 16 events in Batang Pinoy today

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

THE Team Cebu City (TCC) delegation is in full throttle as the four-day Batang Pinoy National Championships starts today in Bacolod City.

The prestigious multi-event, which also involves out-of-school youth, was supposed to be last Nov. 19-23, 2013 but according to Batang Pinoy project director Atty. Jay Alano of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), they had to move it after teams from 43 areas were affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

The postponement gave the teams ample time to prepare.


Cebu City Sports Commission official Mayla Ipil said the team is very competitive especially as they are also fielding Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) players.

“We have a very competitive team this year especially since we are fielding Cesafi players and we have players who are making this competition as a preparation for their participation in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association next month,” said Ipil.

Meanwhile, CCSC headed by chairman Edward Hayco is confident that the team can deliver what is expected of them behind the motivation and guidance by the team’s coaches.

“We believe that the team will deliver because we believe in the coaches,” said Hayco.

TCC will be competing in athletics, swimming, taekwando, chess, lawn tennis, softball, sepak takraw, boxing weightlifting, basketball girls and boys, karatedo, volleyball, chess, arnis and triathlon.

In 2012, the karatedo team took home the championship trophy but according to Ipil she can’t guarantee a sweep and take home the over-all national championship title but she assured everyone that the team will bring home more gold medals this year.

“I can say that TCC will be bringing home more gold medals from the national championships,” said Ipil after TCC won the over-all title during the qualifying round.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 29, 2014.


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