Hostilities for the 17th Aboitiz Football Cup kicks off this weekend at the Ateneo de Cebu football field and the San Roque Parish football field. Both venues are located in Mandaue City Cebu.

To be contested in Ateneo are matches of the Under 9 Mix, Under 15 Girls and Under 18 girls.

To be played at the San Roque are matches of Under 11 Mix and Under 18 Boys.

Matches at Ateneo de Cebu
Matches at Ateneo de Cebu
Matches at Ateneo de Cebu
Matches at Ateneo de Cebu

The organizing Cebu Football Association (CFA) stated that teams under the Under 9 Mix and Under 11 categories will play two games each today and tomorrow.

Matches at the San Roque Parish football field.
Matches at the San Roque Parish football field.
Matches at the San Roque Parish football field.
Matches at the San Roque Parish football field.

Some 17 teams will be contesting for the Under 9 Mix title which was won last year by the Lahug Football Club. The¬†teams are divided into four groups–A, B, C and D. The teams are Don Bosco A, B, C, D, E, F, Bright Academy, San Roque Football Club (SRFC), University of San Carlos-Basic Education (USC-BED), Sais Gannet, St. Theresa’s College (STC), Cebu Dynamo FC, Consolacion FC, Ateneo de Cebu (AdC), Cebu Learning Center and Cebu International School (CIS).

In the Under 11 Mix, which also has four groups, AdC is back to defend its title against 19 other teams–Lahug FC A, B, SRFC, USC BED, Don Bosco A, B, C, Bright Academy A, B, CIS, MAD FC, STC, Suba Basbas, BMALV FC, DB Magone, Springdale, Consolacion FC, Timex and DB Savio.

Only five teams will be seeing action in the Under 15 Girls. Aside from defending champion Tabor Hill FC, also playing are AdC, first runner-up STC, Bright Academy and Mactan Spartans.

The Under 18 Girls, on the other hand, has 11 teams divided into two groups. They are defending champions AdC, CIS, ERCO, Bright Academy, Talisay Raskals, Tayud UTD, SRFC, STC, Colegio dela Inmaculada (CIC)-Mandaue, Sais Gannet and Tabor Hill FC.

Don Bosco hopes to retain its Under 18 Boys title against Benthel Asia, Leylam and Real Galaxy. Other teams are AdC, Algeria, CIS, ERCO, University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR), Springdale, Alcoy, CIC Mandaue and University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF).