15. April 2015
The decision of Southshield Football Club to join the prestigious 11th Del Monte Football Cup in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines last April 9 and 10 has been rewarded.
This developed after the team who are mostly made up of students from Southpoint School in Barangay Maa, Davao City won two third place trophies in the national football tournament. The under nine and under 11 divisions of Southshield FC won trophies in the soccer tournament participated in by 200 soccer teams across the Philippines.
The under nine division of Southshield FC beat Higala Football Club of Cagayan de Oro City in a thrilling 3-1 penalty shoot-out. Southshield FC players Mariano Abella, Rhryan Jamisola-Dordas and defender Charles Kenn Chiu scored the decisive penalty goals for the team in their heart-pounding win.
The under 11 division of Southshield FC for their won their trophy without any sweat after their supposed opponent was disqualified after one of its players was discovered to be over-aged. The three coaches of Southshield namely Greg Napuran, Junard Pinonggan and Angelo John Adana are very happy since their almost everyday practice prior to the tournament at their soccer field in Datu Loho, Maa has yielded positive results.
Some of the members of the Southshield soccer team that competed in Bukidnon are Bob Benedict Braceros, Karl Sumampong, Charles Kenn Chiu, Zyk Lopez, Rhyan Gabrielle Jamisola Dordas, Kristoff Madrid, Devon Kierulf, Adrian Elarmo, Rhian Mendoza, Aaron Pelonio, Jian Matthew Goyonan, Jose Nuenay, Mariano Abella, Jared Distancia, Luiz Digman, Raymond Pahuyo, John Morales, Earl Sison, Hendrich Denilla, Simone Guerrero, Karlos Donado, James Gamite, Kevin Sayon and Jan Pritz Llubit.