Five coaches in Guam earn coveted AFC "C" License

[February 26, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Five of Guam’s coaches – including three Guam National Team players – recently received their internationally recognized AFC “C” Coaching License certificates in a presentation ceremony Saturday at Fiesta Guam Resort.

“I am pleased to see more of Guam’s coaches, and in particular, National Team players who have chosen to also ascend through Guam’s elite coaching pathway, successfully pass the AFC “C” Licensing course examination and receive their certificates,” said Belinda Wilson, Guam Football Association Technical Director. “With the level of play in Guam constantly improving with the introduction of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League and the new United Airlines GFA Center of Excellence, even more licensed coaches will be needed to continue this upward trend, which is all in line with GFA’s Strategic Plan.

“Through opportunities and support we provide Guam’s coaches, it is our hope that one day, homegrown coaches will lead Guam’s senior national teams to success in the international arena,” Wilson added.


Gadia continues coaching education trailblazing in Guam

[November 10, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has officially named Guam’s Dominic Gadia as Assistant Instructor of the upcoming AFC “C” License Course set to begin later this month at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Earlier this year, Gadia received high marks in the AFC MA Instructor Course examination and is on track to becoming Guam’s first-ever fully accredited homegrown AFC “C” License instructor.

“I’m happy to have passed the course examination and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me,” said Gadia, GFA’s Coach Education Development Officer.


Awa selected for 2017 AFC Goalkeeping Coaching Course

[September 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] National Coach Ross Awa would like to work toward improving the status of the Guam’s goalkeepers locally and internationally following his completion of the AFC Goalkeeping Coaching Tutors Course this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Upon completing this course, I would like to educate and mentor coaches who are open to learning and developing goalkeepers in Guam,” said Awa, Guam Football Association Goalkeeping Coach Development Officer. “My knowledge and passion for goalkeeping continues to grow and I appreciate the support Guam Football Association has provided to ensure that I am prepared to carry out and apply the principles set forth in GFA’s Long Term Development Plan.”

Awa, one of only three licensed Goalkeeper Coaches in Guam, currently is the Goalkeeper Coach of the Guam U16 National Team in preparation for next week’s AFC U16 Championships Qualifier, while also conducting sessions with goalkeepers training with the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team, and the U19 women’s team.


GFA accepting applications for AFC "C" License Course

[July 25, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association recently received the green light from Asian Football Confederation to organize an AFC “C” License coaching course in Guam before the end of the year for the island’s top grassroots-level coaches.

In a letter sent to GFA from AFC, the “C” License course has been approved for Nov. 26 to Dec. 12 for a maximum of 24 participants with a visiting AFC instructor. All interested coaches must submit the course registration form by close of business on Sept. 25. Registration forms are available at the GFA Main Office or for download from

Forms may be submitted via hand delivery to the GFA Main Office, via facsimile to 637-4323 or via E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sept. 25 deadline. Participants on the final roster will not be charged a fee to enroll in the “C” License course.


23 coaches pass 2016 AFC C License course in Guam

[October 21, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association officially recognized coaches who earned the AFC "C" Coaching License in a certificate presentation ceremony held Thursday evening at the GFA National Training Center.

Of 25 candidates from the two-week intensive AFC "C" License course in Guam that concluded last month, 23 received a passing grade from AFC instructor Marlon Manos Maro from the Philippines. The "C" License is recognized worldwide and is one of the requirements to coach a youth national team in an AFC or FIFA tournament.

The AFC "C" License course featured classroom and technical sessions, as well as three graded practical sessions and written examinations.


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