There’s a new tackle football team in town…The WILDBOARS! Debuting at the PAFL Jamboree held last August 11 at ASCOM field Taguig, team owner/manager Phillip Laude created a team for developmental program reasons for beginners. With the supervision of coach Angel Calugay Jr. and assistant coaches Obey Montano and Mikey Asuncion, they’re definitely ready for the challenges in the PAFL. “We always put in mind that hardwork beats talent while health, commitment , passion and skills can be developed with time”. -Phillip
Phillip goes on to say, “There is a need for developmental teams here in the country especially outside Metro Manila . Yes, in the past we have had a lot of football teams but the lack of discipline, commitment and proper guidance to teach them fundamentals have also been present. This is a collission sport and you really are going to get hurt/injured if you dont properly train yourself and be fit to play, it might not be the best fit for you. You don’t skip high school and go straight to college from grade school… which is pretty much the same as tackle football. You need to learn and apply basic and fundamental skills before you can even think of pulling off those ‘highlight moves’ that you’ve seen in the NFL.”
Leading the charge and taking the reigns for the team this season is coach Angel Calugay Jr. A proud native of Pangasinan, he himself is a veteran of the sport and has played football for 17 yrs, received 1st and 2nd All Star awards in high school and college, and was a Defensive MVP in1979. He has founded the Guam Varsity Football League and Guam American Football League while coaching in youth, high school and varsity leagues. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Guam National Olympic Committee and Board Member-Guam Little League. Having had the honor and privilege to be in the same room and learn from coaches of high school, NCAA College Football, and NFL, he is by no means a giant of the sport. It will be exciting to see what he can bring with him as he helms the WILDBOARS into the new PAFL season.
Focusing on Developmental Programs so the sport will grow and be noticed by future sponsors is the right way to start off so that it can be one of the more popular sports here in the RP. As Coach Oliver “Obey” always ask his players… “Handa na ba kayo mamBaboy !?” One two three BABOY!!!