The FFAST U16 team that participated in the 2016 Pilipinas Cup was among the top 4 teams of the U16 Cup division alongside Golden Harvest (formerly I-Pagasa), GOM and UST. The FF squad came out of the elimination round ranked 2nd in Group A with 6 points from winning over Singapore School (2-0) and UST (2-1), enabling them to qualify into the semi-finals round. However, the squad encountered a loss in the semis and was cut down to 10-men in the match for 3rd place, making it difficult to secure a repeat win over UST for a podium finish.
Despite the results, both the U14 and U16 FFAST teams that represented FF gained valuable experience and displayed remarkable teamwork and growth over the 4-day competition in Clark, Pampanga.
The U16 selection composed of Ron Valdemar, Adrian Ballesteros, Justin Tan, Jerssie Acebron, Rhoy Magtalas, Ethan Cheng, Julien Raguin, Jao Ogalesco, James Fulgencio, Sachi Otsuka, JB Cimafranca, Michael Dadula, Lucas delos Santos, Uno Lejano, Gerry Lopez, Spy Yu, Rhoy Magtalas, Patrick Major, Elijah Ku and Nacio Samonte.
The U14 selection included Yuri Polvorido, Miggy Samonte, Rian Castro, Ben Del Rosario, Enrico Marcelo, Jobert Espiritu, Ian Fabroa, Ziggy Ae, Vitor Valdez, Ian Chua, Deacon Eusebio, Raymond Flores, Kobie Brown, Nathan Ongcarranceja and Mano Matute.
Congratulations to all the players for your hardwork and commendable efforts and a big thank you to all the supportive FFAST families who came along to support the teams!
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