The Women’s and Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA/MNCAA) Mindanao will be formally launched on Dec. 4 at the Abreeza Mall.
WNCAA/MNCAA Mindanao director Arlene De Vera announced the grand launch of the newest and largest school sports organization in Mindanao during a series of Campus Tour which showcased the acceptance of the pioneering member schools in Davao City.
The WNCAA/MNCAA Mindanao Campus Tour took off November 8 in Davao City with Davao Central College of Toril and University of Immaculate Conception-Bajada as the two newest members after Brokenshire College was first to be confirmed last September 17.
WNCAA/MNCAA Mindanao, which has the solid backing of corporate supporters SMART Telecommunicatins and Enervon Mutivitamins, will be composed of some 50 schools in Mindanao with initial four regions covered. It is the third member of the WNCAA/MNCAA family after the Luzon and Visayas counterparts. The WNCAA/MNCAA has been existing for 42 years and is unique for its tri-level sports program.
“Tri-level means we promote elementary, high school and college competitions,” said De Vera, the first woman to head a sports association of this magnitude in Mindanao.
De Vera also said WNCAA/MNCAA Mindanao external linkage officer Neil Bravo has visited Cagayan de Oro recently to oversee the campaign for membership in that region (Region 10). The other region covered by the new association are Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), Region 11 (Davao), and Region 12 (Socksargen).
Competitions for basketball and volleyball in the Davao region begin on November 26 at the Jose Maria College Gym. The competitions will be played on weekends to be hosted by member schools.
“We will play in different school gyms on weekends depending on who is going to host the games scheduled for the day. That means we get to visit member schools during the competition,” said Charlie Suarez of San Pedro College, chair for basketball.
Entered in basketball are Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire College, AMA, Davao Central College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao Doctors College, Jose Maria College, MATS, Holy Cross of Sasa, UIC, STI, John Paul II College, San Pedro College, RMC, Cor Jesu College of Digos, Emar, and Assumption College of Davao. (Bravetower)