GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

EFR Southern Cobras begin youth league title defense

[February 19, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The EFR Southern Cobras Black began their title defense with a 7-1 win over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines as upper age divisions of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League officially began their Spring 2017 season at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.

The Cobras, winners of the U17 division in Fall 2016, retained most of their players as the league shifted the top age division to U18 for 2017.

“During the break between last season and this season, we had practice sessions and scrimmages, but I’m really excited that the league has finally started,” said Cobras’ Austin Rioja, a 16-year-old student at Southern High School.

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GFA announces partnership with Community Corporation

[February 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] In a press conference held at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday, Guam Football Association President Richard Lai and Dave Tydingco of Community Corporation officially announced a 2017 partnership aimed to directly assist Guam's youth soccer clubs.

"Investment in youth soccer is truly an investment in the future of Guam," Lai said. "Each year, close to 3,000 youth athletes look forward to playing in various youth soccer leagues at Guam Football Association, with over 150 volunteer coaches - new and experienced - motivating each and every one of them to succeed. Close to 100 referees also participate each week of the year’s youth league seasons, aiding coaches to foster an environment of competitiveness and instilling a disciplined approach to teamwork.

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Triple J RW youth league opens season in rainy conditions

[February 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Rain didn't deter close to 1,000 youth soccer players from playing their opening matches of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League Saturday at the Guam Football Association.

What started as a nice, sunny morning quickly featured heavy rain showers before the afternoon, with many of the U6 and U8 teams joyfully playing in muddy conditions on the upper grass fields.

Only the U6 to U13 age divisions began play Saturday, with the U15 and U18 division teams to open their Spring season with matches on Feb. 18.

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Long time coach, mentor dies in tragic helicopter crash

[May 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Members of the local soccer community are reeling from the shocking news that longtime youth coach, volunteer, and a design and project engineer for Guam’s FIFA Goal Projects, Asmuni Abdullah, was part of an entourage in Malaysia involved in a helicopter crash Thursday.

Abdullah, a former youth coach for the Crushers FC, a player for the club’s men’s team, and also an architect formerly with Von Watson & Associates in Guam, was traveling with his wife, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon, along with four others in a helicopter, traveling from Betong to Kuching during campaigning for the Sarawak state election, Malaysian media reports state.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of this tragedy,” said Richard Lai, Guam Football Association President. “Muni was a wonderful friend and colleague to me, in addition to being a staunch supporter of the sport of football and in particular, grassroots development in Guam.

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Wings Red top Strykers to capture U12 Spring 2016 title

[May 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Wings Red added the U12 division championship title of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League to its arsenal of youth soccer accolades after defeating the W.M. Engineering Strykers in the division final May 8 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Wings Red defeated the No. 4 Guam Shipyard Wolverines in the semifinals of the playoffs in the morning to punch its ticket to the finale, scheduled a few hours later in the afternoon. The No. 3 Strykers toppled the No. 2 ASC Trust Islanders in the semifinals to earn a spot against the division's top team for the title.

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