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In 2009, Miguel (Mike) N. Atayde was invited to be a director of the De La Salle Zobel Sports Development Foundation and for three years served as the foundation’s president, another year as ex-officio and another year as consultant. As president he maintained his directorship for football and expanded the DLSZ Football Festival into a multi sport festival which remains as a sought after annual mini interschool Olympics.

It was also during Mike’s involvement with the DLSZ sports foundation that he saw the difficulties most football programs have in a school setting. The talented players were given all the attention and the developmental players with willingness to learn end up being bench warmers and inevitably lose interest. This affected all age groups. Mike believed these kids have the capacity to learn and could be late blooming talented football players of the future.

After his term serving the DLSZ Sports Foundation, Mike, continued his involvement in football under Manila South United Football Club. The objective initially to augment the lack of training hours football players from DLSZ, other schools and home schooled kids needed to meet the 10 hour a week training requirement. It was also this time that he pegged the need for the club to have at least a 50% population of under privileged kids. These are the kids who look to the sport as a way out of poverty and they must be made better players to achieve educational scholarships.

As the football academy grew it was important the kids could see other avenues for competition in a football club setting and Ceres-Negros FC would be the kid’s inspiration to possibly be a professional football player one day. Because of a shared vision it made sense Ceres-Negros FC take to task what has been started and continue under Miguel (Mike) Atayde’s leadership the grass roots & football player development program and expanding its reach further to other cities & rural areas in the country.


To make football training available to kids of all ages regardless of skill level, from all sectors of society and in all parts of the country. While trying to always maintain a population of 50% privileged and 50% under privileged kids.


That football through indoor training in basketball courts with futsal skills programs or open fields is made available in all municipalities and “barangays” in the Philippines as an alternative sport and as a means to avoid kids from developing bad habits & vices.


To train, introduce and educate the general population that football is an alternative sport the Filipino can excel in. This we hope will influence more parents to encourage, support and give their kids that opportunity to try the sport rich or poor. This we hope will make them see that outside of the school varsity program there are football clubs who can take on the role of improving their kid’s level of play, to one day meet the expectation of playing a decent game of football.


Ceres-Negros Football Club formerly known as Ceres-La Salle FC or Ceres FC, is a Filipino professional football club based in the city of Bacolod, Negros Occidental and is also a member of the Negros Occidental Football Association. Ceres FC plays in the United Football League, the highest level of Philippine club football.



Semi Finals Finals
Home Utd 2:3
Global 2:2 Home Utd
Johor DT 3:1 Ceres
Ceres 2:2

# Teams PLD W D L GD Pts
1 JPV Marikina FC 8 6 0 2 8 18
2 FC Meralco Manila 7 5 2 0 10 17
3 Global Cebu FC 6 3 1 2 4 10
4 Kaya Makati FC 7 3 1 3 -1 10
5 Ceres Negros FC 4 2 1 1 2 7
6 Davao Aguilas 7 0 4 3 -5 4
7 Stallion Laguna FC 6 0 3 3 -9 3
8 Ilocos United 7 0 2 5 -9 2