Makati Football Club (MFC) recently won its second consecutive overall championship at the JSSL Singapore Academy 7s 2024.

And you have to thank your women's teams for the achievement.

MFC's Girls 12 completed a successful title defense as the Girls 14 team ruled their division, but it was the title loss to the Girls 16 team that stole the spotlight.

The team, made up of the core of the team that came second in last year's Gothia World Youth Cup, surprised Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-0 before losing to defending champions Valencia CF of Spain 6- two.

In the men's division, MFC beat Boys 13 for the first time since 2019, while the Boys 6 and 7 teams also emerged triumphant.

The academy also had runners-up finishes from its men's 10 and 14 teams and podiums from its women's 10 and men's 15 teams to take home the Paul Parker trophy awarded to the overall champions of the event which attracted more than 450 teams and 6,000 players from different countries .

“Our mission at Makati Football Club goes beyond just training athletes; it’s about nurturing dreams and fostering a sense of possibility,” said coach Selu Lozano. “We want every child who walks through our doors to know that with dedication and the right support, they can be great too. Whether in sports or other aspects of life.”

“Football has the power to transcend barriers and unite communities, and by investing in our young people and providing them with the tools to succeed, we are not only shaping the future of football, but also empowering future leaders and role models.” said MFC founder Tomas Lozano. —INQUIRER SPORTS TEAM

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