The Younghusband Football Academy

The Younghusband Football Academy Inc. (TYFA) is a football academy based in the Philippines. A women's football team from the academy participated in the 2016–17 season of the PFF Women's League, the top flight women's football league in the Philippines.

The Younghusband Football Academy
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Short nameTYFA
Founded2010; 12 years ago (2010)
LeaguePFF Women's League
(2016–17)
LocationAlabang, Muntinlupa,
Metro Manila
Home groundGatoradeChelsea F.C. Blue Pitch
Makati, Metro Manila
PresidentPhil Younghusband
CEOCathy Nazareno-Rivilla
BranchesChelsea S.S. PH
The Younghusband Football Academy

HistoryEdit

Philippine international footballers, Phil and James Younghusband established The Younghusband Football Academy in Alabang in 2010 under the name "Younghusband Football Academy, Inc.".[1] becoming the first football academy in the country. The academy started a partnership with Chelsea F.C. in 2012 which provided instructors for the academy. The first classes were held at the Evia Football Field in Daang Reyna, Las Piñas.[2] By May 2012, the academy registered with the Pag-IBIG Fund. The Younghusbands initially had difficulty in operating the academy due to the relative lack of popularity of football then. The duo initially conducted programs within Metro Manila but later also reach to localities outside the metropolis such as Cavite, Bacolod, Legaspi, Tarlac and Palawan.[3]

Competitive footballEdit

The TYFA participated at the 2016 Pilipinas Cup fielding 7 teams.[4] The TYFA participated as "Chelsea FC Philippines".[5]

Women'sEdit

Their women's team have participated at the PFF Women's Cup which was launched in 2013 as "Chelsea SS PH" and participated in the inaugural 2016–17 season of the PFF Women's League, the top-flight of women's football in the country.[6]

HonorsEdit

PFF Women's Cup
  • Runner-up: 1 (2014; seven-a-side)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baylon, Gloria Jane (May 21, 2012). "Younghusband Football Academy now Pag-ibig member". Balita. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Santos, Matikas (April 18, 2012). "Younghusbands put up football school in Philippines". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Navarro, June; Cruz, Marinel (October 17, 2016). "Y'husbands Inquirer partners". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Younghusband Football Academy will put its stamp on the Pilipinas Cup". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Monroyo, Roselyn. "MP United participation in Pilipinas Cup featured in the Saipan Tribune". Pinas Cup 2016. Saipan Tribune. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Estrada, Kevin (November 6, 2016). "PFF Launches Women's League with a record field". Dugout Philippines. Retrieved November 6, 2016.