Giuseppe FC brings in two Italian coaches for football clinic

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TO enhance the potentials of young Cebuano football players, the Giuseppe Football Club (GFC) is bringing in two Italian coaches for a football clinic on Aug. 2-3 at the Giuseppe Football Field.

The clinic won’t be exclusive to those who can afford it as the club is promoting an “adopt a player football clinic.”

“For every player who registers, one player from Banilad Elementary School or Subangdaku FC will get the chance to join the clinic for free and if we see potential among these kids, we will recruit them in the club and train them,” said Rachel Genco.


The GFC was formed in November 2005 by football moms Genco and Mylene Suarez. It started with eight kids, two footballs, one coach, shoes as goals and a borrowed field. After nine years, GFC already has 60 players, five licensed coaches and numerous titles to its name.

“This all started with our support for our children and then we saw the need to enhance the potential of the other kids in the sport of football,” Genco said during a press conference yesterday.

Because they had a problem with the number of kids in the club, they decided to tap Banilad Elementary School five years ago and at present, they have 40 regular members from Banilad ES.

“This is part of our outreach program and thru this innovation—where we are going to bring in two Italian coaches per year—this will contribute more in bringing out the best in our players,” said Genco.

Genco and Suarez and coaches Adonis Quitoy, John Martin Mahidlawon Ferrer and Eleazar Toledo presented the two Italian coaches--Marco Cumbo and Nicolo Ferrante.

Cumbo works as a coach for A.S.D. Panormus, while Ferrante works at the Le Siepe Scuola Calcio.

“We saw a lot of potential among the young Cebuano players, all we need is help them discover their respective potentials and develop it,” said Ferrante.

Cumbo said that there is no problem with the number of participants and wants the players to develop more passion in the sport as well as commitment.

Cumbo added that they cannot guarantee that they can produce a world-class player in the future but said, “to dream don’t cost anything. You really don’t need much but all you need is the will to cultivate your potentials.”

The registration fee is P500 per child and includes a Giuseppe Football T-Shirt and certificate.

Genco said that before the Cebu clinic, the two Italian coaches will have clinics in Tacloban City from July 24-25 and in Bukidnon on July 31-Aug. 1.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 24, 2014.


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