THE Pilipinas Aguilas will take on the Korean Tigers in an international friendly at the Emperador Stadium, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio on Saturday.
Dubbed the Phil-Kor Cup, the match is the second test for the Aguilas, the country’s national team for American-style tackle football, under the ImPACT Program, where any Filipino or foreigner can register and be part of the pool and undergo training to develop their individual fundamentals and skills with the national team club training pool.
The 50-man Club Pilipinas Aguilas will be coached by American volunteers headed by head coach John Walker and assistant coaches Michael Bell, David Vannette and Braendon Clay.
Last August, the Aguilas played against the visiting Western Australian Raiders. The Aguilas lost the game but were able to score their first touchdown.
These matches are part of a long-term plan to develop a pool of experienced Filipinos who will now be chosen to represent the country in official international games such as the 2017-2018 IFAF Asian Continental Championship and the IFAF Seniors World Championship held every four years.
Sponsors for the Phil-Kor Cup are Emperador Light, Citylink Coaches, Skippys Bar and Grill, Aguila Auto Glass, Marciano’s Pizza Pasta Steaks, The Philippine Star, Food Club Buffet and Eum-ma-ne.
Tickets will be sold on the game day itself at the stadium's entrance gate for P100.