Bacolod Generals are back: hold tryouts on March 4-5

AFTER taking a break last year, the Bacood Generals American-Tackle Football are back on the field as they prepare for the 2017 Season of the Philippine-American Football League slated to kick off sometime in September.

Bacolod Generals during the 2015 AFP Appreciation Day at the Panaad Park and Stadium. (Mymy Alagaban Photo)

The team is scheduled to play at least 7 games this year starting September 9 against Manila Vanguards in an away match and a featured game against South Korea Dragons on September 30.

Among other teams they will be playing against include: Manila Rough Riders (October 14), Manila Warriors (October 28), and Manila Wolfpack (November 4).

According to team manager Rev. David Garcia, that with their successful stints in just couple of years, they able to draw in a huge local followers with more than 5,000 fans watching their last game in Panaad against four-time Arena Ball Philippines champion – Manila Bandits for the Armed Forces Appreciation Day held August 29, 2015.

bacolod-generalsThe Bacolod side was undefeated in all their games since the team’s creation 3 years ago – beating teams from Manila and Iloilo in devastating fashion, before yielded to Manila Bandits in a close game.
“Aside from promoting American Tackle Football, we also want to provide venues of alternative activity and good citizenship mentoring our city youth thru the use of sports, social activity, and teaching our youth the effects of drugs and alcohol on their families, employment, and our communities,” Garcia stressed.

In lieu of the Generals’ preparation, a clinic and tryout will be staged on March 4 and 5 at the Bacolod City National High School.

Interested parties may contact, Coach Garcia at 09173057552.*

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