For this week’s player spotlight, we have Felipe Tripulca Jr., our Goal Keeper from Albay. He studied Physical Wellness, major in Sports in University of Makati where he was also a student athlete and Athlete of the Year for 2016. He currently resides in Manila.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing football at the age of 10 when I was in grade 3 in Bitano Elementary School.
Do you play any other sports?
Yes, I used to play other sports like basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc. Because I love sports and that’s what makes me happy.
Who is your idol?
My idol is my 4 brothers because even though we’re not in the same event in sports they inspire me to become a good player/athlete.
If you were to describe Voltes’ in three words, what would they be and why?
I can describe Voltes as Challenging, Encouraging, and Inspiring because everyone knows how challenging football as a sport really is, especially when it comes to training and in game. Everyone who really loves this sport should encourage and inspire one another so that we will achieve what we want.
If you were given the option to choose another position besides your current one, what would it be and why?
Defense, because all I want is to stop or save the ball from making my opponent score and it is very near to my current position.
What are your goals for this year?
My goal is to win more in this PFL season so that our club will be qualify in the AFC cup or even in the AFC Champions League and to be the one of the best GKs in the Philippines.
What are your hobbies besides football?
I like to watch movies and other sports and browse social media sites.
Is there anything you’d like to tell our readers?
Be patient, work hard, and sacrifice everything to achieve your goals in life.