Davao to send biggest delegation in 2018 Batang Pinoy Natl. Games

Davao City is sending the biggest contingent of athletes to the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championship on September 15 to 21 in Baguio City.

With a total of 306 contingent composed of 231 male and female athletes, 49 coaches and assistant coaches, 26 officials and medical team the Local Government of Davao City will be the biggest from Mindanao. This was confirmed by Hazel Espinosa, Philippine Sports Commission Mindanao LGU Coordinator last September 6, Thursday.

The delegation is scheduled to fly on September 13, 2018 from Davao City International Airport to Clark, Pampanga.

Sports Development Division of the City Mayors Office Officer in-charge Michael Denton Aportadera said, it is a welcome development for the athletes of Davao City. The PSC found them fit to compete for the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championship after the qualifying round held in Oroquieta City last April.2018. The all out support of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Carpio boosted their confidence to compete with strong conviction to give honors to the city being a proud Davaweño he said.

Having attained their desired victories to qualify and represent Davao City in the National level their effort has paid them off having the full support from the City Government and from Mayor Sara herself who wish all the athletes good luck on their next assignments in the National competition.

Aportadera said, Mayor Sara don’t want that a qualifier who is left in the city while others are competing in Baguio City.

“The Mayor doesn’t want that to happen,” Aportadera added.

However, Davao City failed to send athletes to compete in four events, baseball, softball, pencak silat and archery.

“We do not have athletes in Batang Pinoy level the reason we are participating only in 23 of the 27 sports events to be played,” Aportadera said.

The number of players and their respective sports are as follows: Arnis Girls,2, Boys 7, Athletics Girls 6, Badminton Girls 2, Boys 2.

Basketball Girls 15, Boys 12. Boxing 7, Beach Volleyball Girls 2, Boys 2. Chess Girls 5, Boys 3.Dancesports Girls 7, Boys 7. Karatedo Girls 5, Boys 6. Sepak Takraw3. Swimming Girls 2, Boys 2. Table tennis Girls 3, Boys 2. Lawn Tennis Girls 3, Baoys 4, Taekwondo Girls 8, Boys 4. Volleyball Girls 10, Boys 10, Cycling Girls 1, Boys 8. Futsal Boys 12, Gymnastics Girls 4, Boys 5. Judo Girls 6, Boys 8. Muay Thai Girls 6, Boys 4. Triathlon Boys 3. Weightlifting Girls 4, Boys 2. Wrestling Girls 4, Boys 6.Wushu Girls 6, Boys 6.

Davao City have athletes to compete in Cycling-Mt. Bike and Road category, Futsal, Gymnastics, Judo, Muay Thai, Triathlon/ Duatlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.

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