The girl’s Razkal football team is in Mohon, Philippines. It is a team open to any and all girls who want to play. It first started in 2010 by Andy Apostol and his two high school friends, Ronan and Rhosner. The team was created to allow underprivileged girls the opportunity to play sports instead of going down the path of drugs and to hopefully give them the chance to get a scholarship through football.

 

During October 2017 we met with Andy Apostol who helps to support the girl’s Razkal football team in the Philippines. Andy is originally from the Philippines and helps to support the girl’s team, as the boy’s team is supported by a local business man. The girls and boys Razkal teams were first created in 2009 by Andy and his high school friends Ronan and Rhosner. The boys team is coached by Rhosner while the girls team is coached by Ronan. To join and play in the team is free for the players.

They wanted to start a girl’s football team to allow underprivileged girls the opportunity to play sports instead of going down the path of drugs and to hopefully give them the chance to get a scholarship through football. The girl’s Razkal team has given the girl’s life skills in leadership, teamwork skills, self-discipline and is teaching them how to work hard.

We wanted to support Andy and the girl’s team by giving them football shoes, football pants, t-shirts, shorts, socks, and long-sleeved footballs shirts. As well as pencil crayons and a couple soft toys! We were very grateful to receive a large donation from Katarina Magnusson and Waldemar Schettini of football pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, pencil crayons and soft toys to us, which was part of our donation to Andy!

Andy shipped the items to the Philippines and informed us that all the football gear that we gave him made it to the Philippines to the Razkals football teams. We are so happy that both the girl’s and boy’s teams can start using the football apparel! They also distributed the coloring pencils to the children at the local public elementary school! We are so thrilled to see that the items we supported them with made it, and are being put to good use!

The girl’s team does not have a football field to practice on, as it can be costly, and they do not receive funding, as well there are not a lot of football fields in the area. They practice on a church parking lot made from dirt. Throughout the practice the girls must move out of the way to allow cars to enter and leave the parking lot. The team consists of 15 core girls, who come to every practice, but on some occasions the practice can have up to 40 girls, as the team is open and free to all girls. Every Saturday the team practices for 2-3 hours and throughout the week depending on their upcoming game or tournament. All the girls work very hard and we hope that these new football clothes will encourage them to continue working hard despite the struggles they may face.

February 2018

We traveled to Mohon, Philippines to support the girls further. We donated many uniforms, cones to practice, training vests, futsals (indoor footballs), goal keeper gloves and football shoes to a couple girls who did not have. We also held three workshops. A team building workshop for the girl’s team as well as a self-awareness workshop for them. It really allowed the girls to open up and learn more about themselves. We held a self-awareness and gender equality workshop for the grade 12 students at Mohon Divino Amore National High school. We provided many of the football girls with mental and emotional support as many of the girls come from very difficult family backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

Blog posts - Support to the girls Razkal football team

Morgan’s Diary - February 15, 2018 What a day! This morning I woke up at Cherrielyn’s house (girl player on the Razkal team). I slept there with five other girl football players. I started the…
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Morgan’s Diary - February 14, 2018 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! In honor of this special day, I’d like to stick with the theme of love. During my time here with the Razkal girls, I’ve come…
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Morgan’s Diary - February 12, 2018, This morning I went together with Jenelyn who is the mother to two boys who play on the boys Razkal team. We visited four of the girls players homes.…
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Morgan’s Diary - February 11, 2018 What an incredible day today! I went together with the girls Razkal team to Naga, where they played in the Mayor Kristine Chiong Football Tournament for U18. They played…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 9/10, 2017 Yesterday I started the morning by visiting Mohon Divino Amore National Highschool. I met with the principal first, Jeditho Dela Cuesta, who has been a principal for 11 years.…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 7, 2018 I have finally made it to Cebu, Philippines! I landed in the afternoon and met Rhosner (coach for boy’s Razkal team) and Ronan (coach for girl’s Razkal team). From…
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Morgan’s Diary - February 6, 2018 I am finally on my way to Cebu! I have landed in Dubai for my layover, which makes me one step closer to meeting the girls Razkal football team!…
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Morgan’s blog post – February 2, 2018 We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has helped and donated football items for the girl’s Razkal football team in Cebu, Philippines. We…
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We are traveling to Cebu, Philippines to support the girl’s Razkal football team. The team especially needs the following items: - Training bibs (practice vests) in different colors - Footballs (unpumped) - Football training ladder…
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The girls’ Razkals team in Cebu, Philippines is a resilient, determined and hard-working group of girls. During the beginning of December 2017, we donated many football clothes, shoes, socks and jackets to the boys and…
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We had the great pleasure of meeting Andy Apostol earlier this year in October, when we supported the girl's Razkal football team with football shoes, football pants, t-shirts, shorts, socks, and long-sleeved footballs shirts. As…
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Morgan’s diary – October 1, 2017, The Razkals football teams in Mohon, Phillipines were first created in 2009 by Andy Apostol and his high school friends Ronan and Rhosner. There is a boys Razcal team…
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