Saturday 11th June 2011 will see the 2nd Annual Philippine Independence Day World Cup.
Once again the Filipino Community in the UK will unite in the name of Philippine Independence and celebrate with the world’s biggest sport.
As an expression of freedom, sport is a powerful tool, from Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico to Henry Olonga and Andy Flower in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. We aren’t making a major political statement with the Tournament, we’ve got a new President already!
However playing in a uniting tournament outside of the Philippines in the name of Philippine Independence is something that would have made our forefathers proud!
Will You be there to see the action? Will You be there to Play? Manila Ice DOMINATED last year’s Cup, can You?
A Big Thank you to our 2011 Sponsors:
This year will be bigger; there is the option of 9 players with 4 substitutes, matches are 12 minutes straight and two teams qualify from each group.
The venue is indoors but we have our own section near facilities/bar with a viewing gallery at Play On Sports, in Canary Wharf. There is free parking in the car park all day and the venue is close to Canary Wharf Tube Station.
Overall, there will be 16 teams, 4 groups, with the top two teams going through to the knockout stages of the tournament. Each team must be named after a place in the Philippines, must contain at least one Filipino and are allowed to enter 9 players with 4 as subs.
Registration begins at 10:00am and ends at 10:15am, the first matches will kick off at 10:30am.
Announcements will be made in due course! Tickets will go on sale in May on a first come first served basis.
Below is a list of Manila Ice Achievements:
Best Team name: Manila Ice
Best Player: Anthony Chua (Manila Ice)
Top Scorer: Chichebe Ibekwe (Manila Ice)
Champions: Manila Ice