Despite of the uncooperative weather, the Commonwealth Football League is still on track with its preparation for a three-game series against the Philippine Punishers and a select group from Guam.
“Rain has caused some headaches, but we have been moving forward nonetheless. We are planning to vamp up fundraising efforts in the coming weeks and still encourage anyone else interested in coming out and playing to come by our practice sessions and check us out,” said John Blanco.
The team holds practices starting at 5pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Airport field.
They are still accepting quarterbacks, as well as a number of other positions. Many players are still waiting to receive proper footwear and other equipment so practices with full pads are probably not going to commence this month. However, the group does plan on holding some full-scale scrimmages rain or shine upon receipt of their gear.
In related news, the Oct. 20 opener of the three-game series between the CNMI players and the Philippines bets may have to be pushed back because the Punishers players are still waiting for their visas. However, the CNMI's second date with the Punishers in the Philippines on Nov. 10 is still on. The Commonwealth's Dec. 1 home match against Guam is also still a go.
CFL said the goal post uprights still need to be installed for the CNMI's home match, but according to Blanco, the field will be ready by game time.
Contact John Blanco at email@example.com for more information.