November 4, 2017, Filed under In Focus

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino III thru Sports Director Modesto M. Operania expressed appreciation to the organizers and participants of the two-day Beach Games held at the Capitol Beach Front on October 28 and 29.

Aside from team competitions in flag football and beach volleyball, beach handball clinic for teachers and coaches highlighted the two-day event.

With flag football, a first-time sports event to be introduced at the Lingayen beachfront, the provincial government in cooperation with JCI Lingayen Liberation II and other sponsors are contemplating in holding a bigger competition on summer next year in time for the Pistay Dayat celebration.

With Pangasinan beach volleyball players hauling both top spots in men’s and women’s division, the provincial government is keen on urging local athletes to participate not only in beach volleyball but also in flag football.

Winners in the flag football are as follows: 1st place-Team Japan, 2nd place- Agila Pilipinas, 3rd place- Ateneo de Manila University-Blue Raiders.

Flag football is a small scale version of American football where the basic rules of the game are similar with the mainstream football (often called “tackle football”) but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier to end a down.

Meanwhile, JP Demontano, overall coordinator of the event, commended Governor Amado I. Espino III for the support that was accorded to them noting that Lingayen beachfront is so far, the best venue they have seen.

Aside from thanking the provincial government, Demontano also hailed the strong support of Bugallon Mayor Jumel Anthony I. Espino and Urbiztondo Mayor Martin Raul Sison who served as among the sponsors together with Smart, San Miguel Beer, Mama Sita’s, Victory Liner, Inc. EBC Sports and HypeHouse.

As explained by Paul Le, coach of Agila Pilipinas, flag football is a game of conditioning and stamina building that requires tactics and strategy.

In total, there were 24 participating teams beach volleyball, eight teams in flag football and seven teams in beach handball. The eight teams in flag football include the following: MUIC 1 (all male), MUIC II (all female) both from Thailand; ADMU Blue Raiders; Agila Pilipinas; New Era University 1; New Era University II; Colossus Team; and Japan Team.

The event was held in coordination with the Philippine Football Federation. (Ruby R. Bernardino)

 

 

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