Warren & Brown Technologies (W&BT) is Australia’s top supplier of connectivity for the telecommunications industry and is considered a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of optical fiber and copper cabling systems that lead the way in providing reliable high-quality network connections. The Australian–Filipino company has been an ardent supporter of Kaya FC since 2014, and its involvement with the club has always been focused on youth development programs through Kaya FC Academy.
For the past three years, W&BT has worked with Kaya FC Academy and supported their football programs and endeavors. W&BT has also provided the academy with footballs that are used daily at training sessions. Moreover, the partnership has resulted in hosting and organizing successful and competitive football tournaments that bring together players from different teams, communities, backgrounds, and walks of life in a competitive and fair environment. Neil Domelow, the managing director of W&BT, explained the tournament as a way promoting competitive sportsmanship among the youth.
W&BT wants to contribute in our small way to raising the standard of football in the Philippines and be associated with a club that does its best to provide opportunities to the less fortunate in our society. Ultimate goal is to see the Philippines be part of the World Cup at sometime in the next four to eight years.
W&BT is now on its third year of sponsoring the club, and to show its unwavering dedication and unparalleled commitment to the development of grassroots football in the Philippines, the company has offered a full scholarship to 14 kids from the Gawad Kalinga (GK) community.
“As a family, we always followed EPL [English Premier League], and our two boys started playing as soon as they could kick a ball, so we had a family interest. We have been lucky in our business life and wanted to give something back to the community that supports us. Kaya presented that opportunity!” Neil shared.
Neil also mentioned that what continues to inspire him to support grassroots development is his dream: “A dream that one day someone from Kaya will play in the EPL.” If Kaya and W&BT can work together to pave the way for big dreams and turn them into reality, then that will inspire a generation of young footballers and truly elevate the standard of Philippine football. As Kaya and WB&T pave the way for big dreams, we are proud to introduce some of the sponsored players from GK.
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Translation: “Because of Kaya, I learn to be disciplined and fight with heart."
Translation: “I love Kaya because the players are good, the club teaches me discipline, and I learn new skills.”
Translation: "My dad is a messenger. My mom is a housewife. I love Kaya because that’s where I get the strength to play football and more football, and if it weren’t for Kaya, I wouldn’t have changed for the better.”
Translation: “I live in Mandaluyong. My mom doesn’t have a job. My dad is a government employee. I dream of traveling to different countries because that’s where my future is. I love Kaya because they’re a good team, and I learn from them. My future is also with Kaya.”
Translation: “My parents are no longer together, and my mom takes care of us. I have four siblings. Singing is my talent. I want to be a coach. In football, I’m a strong kicker. I love Kaya because I learn different drills and skills.”
Translation: "I have three siblings. My dad is a construction worker, while my mom is a housewife. My talent is singing. When I grow up, I want to be a policeman. When it comes to football, I’m good at running fast. I love Kaya because it’s happy and beautiful.”
Translation: “I learned how to play football when I was nine years old. I love Kaya because the coaches are nice, and they take care of us.”
Translation: “I have four siblings, two sisters and two brothers. I love Kaya because I know that they won’t let my dreams down, and I know that I will learn a lot from them.”
Translation: “I have nine siblings, four sisters and five brothers. I love Kaya because I have learned a lot of useful things that I can use off the pitch too.”
Translation: “My dad’s job is selling food in the morning, while my mom is a housewife. I have nine siblings, and we’re poor. I love Kaya because it’s where I gain strength, learn to be disciplined, and fight with my heart.”
Translation: “I’m a footballer who competes in different places in Metro Manila, and I want to be a great footballer. I also want to be an engineer, travel around the world, complete my family, and finish school. I hope all my dreams will come true. I love Kaya because it gives me strength and gives me games to play, and this where I learn to discipline myself.”