March 02, 2024

Sarina Bolden keeps it real on how Filipinas' program will continue to succeed

Sarina Bolden keeps it real on how Filipinas
PFF/Mia Montayre

The Philippine women’s national football team exceed everyone’s expectations during the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

But the question now is—how can they sustain or even up that level of success?

Well, Filipinas striker Sarina Bolden shared her thoughts on this in an interview with Noli Eala in Radyo5's Power and Play.

Bolden admitted that success, especially in football, comes from investments—monetarily to be specific.

“To have this team succeed not just now but continually succeed consistently is just an investment,” said Bolden. “Obviously, monetary is kind of the big one that everyone talks about, thinks about.”

“It takes a lot of money. It already took a lot of money to get to where we are right now and we will continue to need more of that,” she added.

But of course, Bolden also emphasized that it’s not just the money that is invested in football.

“It's investment in people's time, investment in people's support, investment of people continually showing up, coming to games, spreading the word,” said Bolden.

The Filipinas have said that they would want to keep setting the bar high for Philippine football.

Their success in the FIFA Women’s World Cup has definitely opened up the door for more support in the future.

“It really is investment in the sport and it needs to continue not just after this [FIFA Women's] World Cup. It has to be a continual thing, it needs to be a growth thing,” said Bolden.

However, a lot of questions need to be answered in the coming months amid the departure of coach Alen Stajcic.

Fans will be hoping that the Philippine Football Federation can find the right replacement for Stajcic as the Filipinas soon prepare for the Asian Games and Olympic Qualifying Tournament.