photo c/o Ryan Fajardo

In 2010, the remaining players from the ArenaBall Philippines (ABP) Barracudas decided to continue under a different name — the Rebels.

Starting from only a handful of players, the team grew to a squad of more than 40 players. After the 6th ABP season, with only around 22 players left, the Rebels were offered a chance to merge with another team. They thought that it would be a great opportunity to join a team that also had a lot of talent, thus the Renegades were born (What a train wreck that was!).

After an unsuccessful season, the remaining members of the Rebels decided to explore other opportunities by entertaining an offer from another team to merge. They took a chance and accepted. A few months went by; the management of the team did not fulfill their promises and this forced the players to think of another option. Playing coach and team owner BJ “The Chief” Padua, and around 5 players, decided to revive the Rebels and start anew. Fresh faces, no egos– just positive attitudes and a will to learn the game. From there it took some time, but after 4 years, from 6 players The Rebels are now 45, strong and growing.

The Rebels can be considered a new team after a 4-year hiatus with 90% of the roster consisting of rookies. Chief’s focus is to educate the players in the sport of football and enjoy the sport they dreamt of playing. In an interview with one of the players, Richmond Dy, he said that even though they already have the strength, skills and endurance. He said, the team still needs to improve their focus and their dedication to the sport, and to put their hearts into the game, not to not give up, and to use everything they learned in their training as they prepare for this season. The Rebels are looking forward to having fun and to play this PAFL season ready as they go head-to-head against the stronger teams, looking to gain more experience in the sport.

Here are your Rebels for this PAFL season:

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PLAYERPOSITION
89Aaron Delos ReyesTE
71Aaron ValeraOL
39Andoy AbanillaS
60Ante IletoOL
58Aris ReyesLB
29Art AngCB
27Ayebu-LamaiS
98Benedict IbuLB
38Benjamin BautistaRB
9Bj PaduaQB
48Bjay LazarteCB
65Bryan MalimbanOL
54Carlo FarinasLB
87Cholo VicencioTE
28Clyde VillanuevaCB/S
52Coy CarriedoDL
68Denn BeltranOL
88Duanne BarsabalWR
41Earl CarreraCB
31Francis EspenillaCB
40Francis FaraonLB
75Franco MulimbayanDL
82Geo LapuzWR
77Jason BlancoOL
85JC SalutaWR
24Jec CastolomeRB
50Jeremy SmootLB
80Jerry LubaTE
69Jonathan RamosOL
22JR MianoCB
81Keti PilobelloTE
94Marlowe EvangelistaLB
96Melford RemigioDL
91Nathz TolinDL
84Paul HerraduraWR
74Pocholo RicafortDL
69Que EllickOL
83Quillan EusebioTE
78Raymond RoqueOL
79Richmond DyOL
86Rony RomeroDL
13Ryan TamondongQB
55Seth MarianoDL
68Simon MillerOL
21Vince Gamad

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Support the Rebels as they face the Wolves on September 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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