Kaya FC Academy Updates: Jan 20–26th

Kaya family,

Here is a quick update for this week:


Today we open a new Kindersoccer venue in Rockwell at the Manansala building for kids aged 3–6. The program will be ongoing every Monday from 4–5 p.m.

Aside from this, our regular schedule continues.

Private sessions

A lot of parents are asking again about individual small group sessions for your kids to work on specific aspects of their game. If you feel you child needs some one-to-one training, please let me know and I will assign you coach to devise a program for you.

New Web Staff Member

Kaya FC Academy would like to announce that Miji Gonzales has joined our team and will be providing the website with a new look. Over the upcoming weeks and months, Miji will also start writing articles and features on our academy players and will post them on our website. This is a great addition to our team and from the Academy, we wish him a very warm welcome!

U-19s & Men’s team

Our U-19s continued their march to a WFL title with a 5–1 win on Saturday morning. Goals from Enzo Jalandoni, Joey Arenas, Christian Zubiri, Mikel Maniquis, and Nino Herrera secured the convincing victory for Coach Mike & Coach Inaki’s men.

Our men’s team kicked off the league campaign this week with a 2–1 win vs Pachanga and a controversial 2–1 loss to Global.

In our first game, yours truly started us off on the right foot, scoring in the first half and new Australian signing Tom Taylor scored a second. A late Pachanga goal put a rather flattering score line for our opponents who rarely threatened our goal. As always, here is the video footage of yet another goal by me!



Saturday’s game vs Global saw our team lose its first game after OJ Porteria was sent off after 5 mins for an intentional handball. OJ opened the scoring on 3 mins to put us 1–0 up, but playing with 10 men for 85 mins proved too difficult a task and we could not overcome the deficit.

Coach Alfred, Coach Drew, and I played in both games and it was great to see many of our academy kids at our games. I apologize in advance for any ‘choice’ language you may have heard from me during the game—it’s a bad habit of mine during games to occasionally use profanity so please excuse me if you hear anything bad from me during the games!

I think that’s it for now—thanks for everyone who has been consistently coming to our training sessions. Training has been intense and enjoyable so far so continue the good work and keep striving to improve every day.

Una Kaya, Kids!

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