Submitted by AFPAO on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:44

The Philippine Air Force through the Air Force Special Service Group (AFSSG) officially opens the much awaited PAF Inter-Unit Sports Tournament 2019 with the Vice Commander, PAF Major General Nicolas C Parilla AFP at the PAF Gymnasium, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base Pasay City on March 05, 2019.

The annual tourney is part of the pre-anniversary activity of PAF which is composed of 21 sporting event. The goal of this competition is to promote sports programs ordered by the Command in order to encourage physical fitness, sportsmanship and camaraderie among military and civilian employees. It is also intended to select and scout potential PAF Athletes who can compete in the prestigious AFP/PNP/PCG Olympics and other competitions outside the AFP.

The events are; Basketball and Volleyball both for Enlisted Personnel and Officers, Badminton, Football, Softball, Chess, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Arnis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Athletics, Tug-of-War for men and women, Shooting (Rifle and Pistol), Marathon, Flight Run, 100M Dash (Officers and EP), Swimming, Wrestling, Boxing, Golf, and Karatedo.

To jump start the event, the traditional parade of all participants with their lovely muse was conducted followed by a Tug of War battle from different PAF units.

The tournament is expected to run until the 3rd week of May.

Best of Luck to all Athletes!

Photo By: AM Borjal PAF