The Falcon Football Club, composed of Adamson University’s international students, garnered third place in the group stage at the first ever Nuvali Super 16 Football Cup held on March 31, 2012 at Nuvali City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Super 16 is the newest tournament in the local football scene where 16 teams joined the men’s division, eight in the women’s division, and eight teams in the kids’ 6-8 and 9-12 years old divisions.
Falcon FC was coached by King Hubert and Adjo Ampratwumon while Mebawondu David served as the team’s technical director. The players are from different countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Iraq, Rwanda, Sudan, China, India, Pakistan, East Timor, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
The Falcons played against nine strong football teams. Their match with the Nuvali Football Club was won in a victory of 4-0. The second match with Ateneo Football Team ended in a 0-0 draw. Finally, playing against the Tamaraw Football Club, the Falcons lost in a penalty shootout.
The tournament followed the rules of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). The games were played on standard FIFA field in Nuvali with complete standard FIFA equipments.
Present during the tournament were Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Andrew S. Bayal, CM, the staff of the Office for University Relations, other international students, and team manager Engr. Rolando de Leon.
The Falcon FC’s participation in the Nuvali Super 16 showed the continuing rise of the team. Although they were organized just two weeks before the tournament, the team has shown power and unity in their diversity to fight to the top. OUR