Head Start: Dream Big Pilipinas 7&U team debuts in 2012 Xavier Cup, 13&U Select Team shines

Dec 1 – Dream Big Pilipinas fielded its youngest contingent of players in the 2012 Xavier Cup, held in Xavier School, San Juan.

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Jitters showed early for the team, during its first 2 matches against UP and La Salle. However, the team came alive and finished with a victory against Xavier Football Club, 4-0. The short-handed team, which featured just 7 players, bowed out early in the tournament due to fatigue and minor injuries.

In the same tournament, the 13&U Select team impressed inside the “group of death” category, which featured Premier Selection Teams from Manila Football School, Xavier, Hedcen, and Don Bosco.

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The team came up just short of points to advance to the championship rounds; however, impressed in close matches against Hedcen (1-0) and MFS (2-1); and outclassed Xavier (5-0) and Don Bosco (7-0). Despite again being arguably the shortest team in the division, resilient players showed off their quick passing and team-play to control possession in all their matches.

Team finished the year strong and now looks forward to a tournament-packed 2013, with a very positive outlook.

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