April 14, 2024

Filipinas look to leave a lasting legacy for young football players

Filipinas look to leave a lasting legacy for young football players
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The Philippine Women’s National Football Team knows it is playing an important role in the sport’s growth.

That’s why the Filipinas make sure they are bringing their A-Game day in and day out in the hope of inspiring the next generation of footballers.

Although it has not translated to wins in the Pinatar Cup in Spain so far, the Filipinas are leaving a blueprint for the young girls to tread should they decide to pursue sports, specifically football. Or soccer if you wish to call it that.

"This team has been driven to really put forward for soccer in the Philippines," said midfielder Kaya Hawkinson in a video posted by team’s official Facebook page. “It’s nice for the girls in the Philippines to have someone to look up to and be like, 'Oh, I want to be like her when I’m older. I wanna play like this player.'"

The team continues its buildup for the FIFA World Cup in July. Despite dropping the first two matches in the Pinatar Cup, team captain Tahnai Annis remains optimistic.

“Our effort and our resilience are always there,” Annis said. 

The Filipinas are banking on effort and resilience as they shoot for their first win against Iceland on Wednesday, 3:30 AM (Manila time).