Davao Aguilas, Japan FC strike partnership

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines Football League club Davao Aguilas has forged a partnership with Japanese top-flight club Shonan Bellmare that will open up opportunities for both organizations to develop talent and exchange knowledge through coaching and training camps.Davao Aguilas owner and businessman Jefferson Cheng said the partnership will not just benefit his club, but the rest of the players in the PFL as it could pave the way for Filipino players to suit up in the J1 League, the first division in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cheng said the J1 League club can also send their team to the Philippines for friendly matches with other PFL clubs.“This could actually benefit everyone in Philippine football because there is just too many things that need to be done so we need to help each other out,” he added.Cheng also unveiled the club’s plans to construct a sports facility that will include a 20,000-seater stadium in Davao City to be called “The Nest.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pacquiao, Angara lead Senate five’s title-retention bid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It is exciting times for us having a big club like Shonan Bellmare from the J-League which is considered one of the best leagues in Asia, as a partner for the Aguilas,” said Cheng.The partnership has paved the way for the only professional football club from Mindanao to be renamed Davao Aguilas Bellmare FC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I hope there will be an exchange of knowledge with coaches and players,” Cheng said. “I’m also hoping that it gives opportunities to other players not just from the Davao Aguilas who can possibly showcase their talent in Japan.”Part of the partnership could see the Aguilas undergoing training camps in Bellmare’s facilities in Japan. Davao finished third in the league behind Ceres-Negros and Kaya Iloilo this season, but the Aguilas remain in contention in the Copa Paulino Alcantara, the winner of which will clinch a place in the AFC Cup next season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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