The documentary film by Baby Ruth Villarama, the first of its series of films intended to chronicle the growth of the 22 boys selected by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) from among the 1,000 aspirants to be part of the ‘Little Azkals’ (under-11 team) will be shown for two days—today, October 25 and tomorrow, October 26 at SM Cinemas: SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM South Mall, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Bacoor, SM Iloilo, SM Cebu, SM North EDSA, SM Davao, SM Cagayan de Oro, and SM Bacolod.
The 22 boys are Drexler JonesValencia, 11 of Dumaguete City; Charles Clarence Unabia, 12 of Cebu City; Jan Karl Soloma, 11 of Iloilo; Nicolai Art Abalos, 12 of Laguna; Agiel John Rojo, 11 of Koronadal City; Yuan Josemari Reña, 11 of Cebu City; Jil Sander Pillora, 12 of Iloilo City; Jacob Joaquin Pedernal, 12 of Quezon City; Michael Johann Osorio, 11 of Muntinlupa City; Robert John Orr, 12 of Mandaluyong City; Greg Naquines, 12 of Cagayan de Oro; Shemrei Marabillo, 12 of Negros Occidental; Jose Dante Miguel Gutierrez, 12 of Makati City; Joie Caesar Gaid Jr., 12 of Bukidnon; Ildefonse Xike Yie Zandre Escobin, 12 of Laguna; Tristan Karl Enad, 12 of Cebu City; Vin Joel Dela Cruz, 12 of Mandaluyong City; Shane Niel Clemente, 12 of Malabon City; Chevy Deo Celeste, 12 of Negros Occidental; Josh Rupert Asignar, 12 of Cebu City; Amir Anure Amaikurut, 12 of Davao City; and Mark Zidane Alanquihan, 12 of Dipolog City.
It will highlight the colorful adventures of the 22 boys when they were sent by the British Council, which was also supported by Pru Life UK, ABS-CBN, and SM Cinema for a three-week elite training in United Kingdom’s Loughborough University. Also, its objective is to inspire not just the boys who were drafted to look forward to participating in the 2019 FIFA under 17 World Cup as well as the 2014 Olympics.