Davao Aguilas FC Officially Signs Phil and James Younghusband as Newest Players of the Club

03 AUGUST 2017 – MANILA: Mindanao-based Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), has just signed 2 more prominent Azkals stalwarts, namely Phil and James Younghusband.
The contract signing ceremony was held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel last night, which was witnessed by Davao Aguilas club executives, headed by its Chairman, Jefferson Cheng.   
Davao Aguilas Football Club Chairman Jefferson Cheng says, “We are happy to welcome Phil and James into our club.  Both are quality players and fine gentlemen that will blend well into our club and represent Davao Aguilas with utmost professionalism.  Our fans and supporters are equally excited about our new signings.  I am sure they will contribute not only to Davao Aguilas, but also help us succeed in our vision to promote and advance Philippine football.”
Apart from the Younghusband siblings, recent signings include Simone Rota, Jason de Jong, Matthew Hartmann and Nick O’ Donnell.   
The Younghusbands are set to see action as Aguilas when they go against Global Cebu FC on September 9, in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
For more information about Davao Aguilas FC, please visit http://www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.  

Know your Azkals: James Younghusband’s six secrets

James YounghusbandSource: http://www.gmanews.tv

James Younghusband looks like your quintessential good boy with a smile that never seems to go away. He’s also very reserved and shy, the opposite of his extroverted brother Phil. Now James talks a little bit more than usual and shares six things that people don’t know about him.

James can be aggressive, but only on the pitch

When James has his game face on, you better get out of his way. He’s not afraid to tackle, or get tackled for that matter.

“If you don’t bend the rules, you won’t get far,” he says.

Well “bending the rules” has gotten him three red cards to date – first was when he kicked someone with his knee; another was an accidental headbutt; while the last one was just a “silly foul” during a game here in Davao.

Off the pitch, he remains the shy Jimbo we know, so it’s wise to initiate conversation when you first meet him.

James wanted to be a footballer or superhero

He has been playing football since he was 3-years-old. Because of this, it was a no-brainer for him to want to play in the professional leagues later on in life.

However, James had another childhood dream – he wanted to be a superhero. He probably realized fighting villains and flying around was a tough act so he just stuck with football.

Off the pitch, James is a couch potato

Once he gets his rare breaks from football and work, James would rather chill with his family than go out and paint the town red. His stack of DVDs and Play Station games can prove it.

Aside from “Titanic,” which Phil also loves, James doesn’t mind watching “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” and “The Shawshank Redemption” over and over again.

He also has a special bond with his Play Station, which he says he hasn’t used much because of Azkal duties. But if he has time, he plays virtual football with FIFA and Revelation Soccer.

James loves the arts

If he didn’t pursue sports, James would have stayed in school to study arts. He even used to do graphic design before he got really busy with the Azkals.

“I love being creative. But showbiz is not part of my ‘art,’” he says.

Sorry to all his fans but James is not appearing in mainstream media anytime soon. If ever he does agree to do a movie or a television show, he’ll only accept roles where he’s a football player or coach.

“Nothing out of my comfort zone,” he stresses.

James is scared of heights…and potato chips

James’ biggest fear is heights but he’s obviously overcome that already, what with him getting on planes almost every week for the Azkals.

So right now, his biggest fear would be potato chips. Yes, that bag of salty snack you keep in your pantry.

“I had a bad experience with potato chips when I was a kid. I was in Wales and I got this really bad packet. It was expired or something. After that, I never touched potato chips again,” he retells.

Phil even kids that when he wants James to do something for him, he scares him with potato chips. Weird, but it’s kind of endearing. 


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