Canon, a leading brand in imaging solutions, is providing support to the next generation of Philippine football players.
Canon supports Pilipinas Dragons, a group of 30 boys, mostly born in 2000, committed to playing football and making the Philippines a football nation.
Formed in 2013, the Pilipinas Dragons, also known as the Sports Confederation of Pilipinas Football (SCPF), is home to top varsity players from the National Capital Region.
The Dragons placed fifth in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa and second in the Pacific Summer Invitational Football Championships in Guam, US.
Furthermore, three Dragons have been inducted into the Teen Azkals-U14 roster.
The team is coached by Ayi Nii Aryee, a Ghanaian football player who was part of the University of the Philippines-Diliman team that became champion in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines tournament.
“This is one avenue where we can promote values formation, such as good sportsmanship, discipline, perseverance and achievement of dreams,” said Alan Chng, president and CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “We try to be present in all advocacies promoting good corporate citizenship, from education to social welfare, nation-building, and now through culture and sports.”
In celebration of the sport, Canon captures images on the playing field or behind the scenes, and prints the photographs using Canon technologies.
“There is something about well-taken and well-printed photographs that capture the public’s imagination and inspire them to do great things,” said Ernalou del Rosario, Canon corporate communications manager.