June 2, 2023

Benguet State University has been selected as one of the training pools for the development of future national football players.
The Philippine Football Federation has chosen Benguet State University as one of the eight training pools in the country for its grassroots development program.
“The PFF saw the potential of our athletes here. We have contributed a lot of our players, who eventually became national players, so PPF officials know that we have an array of talents here,” said BSU Sports Director Frael Aquino.
As a training pool, the PFF will provide technical expertise to the university in training athletes aged 12, 14, 16, and 18 years old. The university might also be a recipient of equipment such as balls and goals from PFF.
Young athletes have an early start as they train under the Kasibulan, one of the few remaining grassroots development programs of the PFF sustained locally by Aquino, who is a veteran football coach at BSU.
Aquino, who is also the president of the Cordillera Region Football Association, Inc., said they follow protocols against the Covid-19 and encourage athletes to conduct conditioning training on their own.
Most of the BSU athletes now are into biking and jogging while waiting for an advisory from the Inter-Agency Task Force if they would be allowed to play as a group. – Ofelia C. Empian