Makati FC captured the Paul Parker overall championship in the JSSL Singapore Academy 7’s 2023 over the weekend.
Banking on the Girls 2011’s impressive championship run and the Finals appearances by its Girls 2009, Boys 2011 and Boys 2009, Makati FC secured the overall championship for the second time and the first since in 2018.
Makati FC nipped Northern Tigers FC, 1-0, in the Girls 2011 final to capped an undefeated campaign and atone from its 0-1 defeat to the Australian side in the Girls 2009 championship match.
Makati FC topped the Girls 2011 Group A table with 10 points on three wins and a draw, defeated Singapore sides Euro Soccer Academy, 4-0, in the quarterfinals and JSSL FC, 1-0, in the semifinals.
In the Boys 2011 final, Makati FC dropped a 1-2 decision to Hong Kong’s Boas FC and settled for second place in Boys 2009 following a 1-2 loss to Singapore’s Turf FC.
Makati FC placed third in the Boys 2014 and Boys 2008 categories.
The participation marked Makati FC’s seventh year of competing in the Asia’s premier youth football championship.
The JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s showcases the young talent of over 450 teams across 17 countries. Among the young athletes competing are talented kids from provinces nationwide who were selected to join the prestigious club to reinforce the teams.
Makati FC has played a very important role in developing young football athletes in Philippines since 1976, as Tomas Lozano, a former Real Madrid FC player, pioneered youth football in the country.