Girls football, takraw make debut in new Milo Little Olympic season

Girls football, takraw make debut in new Milo Little Olympic season

Robert Calo, right, are joined by Nestle Philippines executives Luigi Pumaren and Lester Castillo during the press launch of the 2018 Milo Little Olympics season. Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

MARIKINA--Three new sports have been added to the official list of events where medals are on the line in the new season of the Milo Little Olympics.

Aside from the boys football and the boys sepak takraw events, a separate tournament for each sport for girls will be played this year starting with the Southern Luzon regionals, which has already begun at the Marikina Sports Center and will run through the weekend.

Also making a debut for this year is a futsal tournament exclusively for the secondary girls division.

While the girls football, girls futsal, and the girls sepak takraw events will only be played in the Southern Luzon regionals for now, it can be extended even to the other regional finals in Cebu City (Aug. 30-Sept. 2), Baguio (Sept. 7-9), and Cagayan De Oro (Sept. 21-23) depending on the turnout of the aforementioned sports.

Also to be played this year are arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, football, gymnastics, karatedo, lawn and table tennis, swimming, taekwondo, volleyball, chess, and scrabble.

Expected to make waves this year are newcomers, especially first-time participating schools, who will spice up the competition against the long-time participants.

"Gusto nilang makilala ang kanilang mga bata," said Dr. Robert Calo, the regional director for Southern Luzon of the Milo Little Olympics about the expansion sides.

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