About us
Built by athletes for the athletes.
GUIDING & Inspiring FUTURE ATHletes
GRIT Sports PH believes that it is with GRIT where one is able to achieve their full potential and their dreams in life.

The company was founded by two Filipino Football players who have a deep passion towards sports. Even beyond their playing careers, they persevered to find opportunities for themselves and other like-minded individuals in sports. They needed to find different ways to grow the sport other than being an academy. One of the opportunities they saw was to complement and work closely with the different athletes, academies and school teams.

Football as a whole has become more complex as the years have gone by. Through no one’s fault, the founders were limited to a one-dimensional approach to football training growing up. Now, they aim to create opportunities and provide more access for the athletes’ benefit and see them go beyond what they have achieved as players.

We, as GRIT Sports PH, want to discover and cultivate the GRIT in Filipino athletes which we know can take them to the global stage.

We envision our athletes to understand and live with GRIT on-and-off the field.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life.

One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life.
Dream big and TAKe action
Our Vision
To be that gritty community that allow our athletes to thrive on the field and in life in order to achieve their aspirations.

Our goal: To help the next generation of Filipino Football players get to the highest level in the country.
Our mission
To display and live with GRIT.

To build a community of gritty athletes and coaches.

To provide an environment that develops a player's GRIT on-and-off the field.

To be a platform for players to become better versions of themselves.
our team
Meet our Gritty Mentors!
Inna Palacios
CEO & Founder of GRIT Sports PH
De La Salle University AB Sports Management and AB Psychology graduate; Former captain and player of the DLSU Women’s Football Team; Captain and member of the Philippine Women's’ National Football Team; Current member of KAYA Women’s Football Club; KAYA Football Academy Coach
Ryan Fermin
COO & Co-Founder of GRIT Sports PH
University of the Philippines-Diliman graduate of BS Sports Science; Former co-captain and player of the UP Men’s Football Team; Current head football coach of PAREF Southridge School (Junior high school); Managing partner/co-founder of Village Fitness
Nicole Andaya
Marketing Head
Team Captain, DLSU Women’s Football (2017-2018); Green Archers United FC (2018-2020); Pamplona FC (2018-Present); Superbad FC (2019-Present); Sr. Marketing Associate, Real Estate; Co-Founder, Constance Wear
Gerard Endaya
Art Director
Art Director, Southside Football; Team Captain, Titans FC (2014 - present); Adobo Design Awards finalist (2019); United City FC Logo Contest Winner (2020); Part-time Designer, US Soccer Federation
Gio Diamante
GRIT Sports PH Coach & Project Manager
Team Captain , DLSU Mens Football Team (2013-2015); Youth National Team (2008-2009); Palarong Pambansa 2010 Champion; Head, La Salle Multisport; VP for Sales and Marketing, Spartan Race Philippines; Co-Founder, EQUIP Hub PH
Jed Diamante
GRIT Sports PH Coach
Team Captain, DLSU Men's Football Team (2018-2020); Rookie of the Year UAAP Men's Football Season 78 Best Midfielder; UAAP Men's Football Season 80 and 81; Founder, Devolviendo Project Facilitator, Project KKKK (Kalaro. Kaibigan. Kasama. Kakwentuhan.)
Gelo Diamante
GRIT Sports PH Coach
5-time Youth National Team Player; Team Captain, U-19 National Team (2013); Team Captain, DLSU Men's Football Team (2016-2017)
Aira Dela Cruz
GRIT Sports PH Coach
BS Sports Science (UST); NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist; Played in the Youth National Football Team (2008-2010)
Mary Rose Obra
GRIT Sports PH Coach
Youth National Football Team (2008-2010); Womens’ Football National Team (2015); University of the Philippines- Diliman; UAAP Season 76 Rookie of the Year; UAAP Season 77 Finalist & Best Striker; UAAP Season 78 Champion; UAAP Season 79: Captain
Dan Castañeda
GRIT Sports PH Coach
2016 La Cucaracha FC; 2017 Acquired AFC C Coaching License
Sara Castañeda
GRIT Sports PH Coach
Current member of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team; Current member of the DLSU Women’s Football Team; Rookie of the Year & Best Midfielder UAAP Women’s Football S78; Best Midfielder UAAP Women’s Football S79; Best Midfielder & MVP Women’s Football S81
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