Youth referees partake in first-ever GFA referees camp

[August 12, 2017 - Yona, Guam] Close to thirty youth referees participated in Guam Football Association’s first-ever daylong youth referee camp organized by the GFA Referees Committee Saturday at the Leo Palace Resort Guam.

The camp was the brainchild of GFA Director of Referees, George Stewart, and included various fun activities on the field mixed in with elements of an international referee fitness test, as well as an indoor portion on the day’s agenda to briefly discuss the Laws of the Game and listen to guest speakers, thanks to special support by Japan Football Association.

“I wanted to try something new and exciting for the youth referees and I appreciate very much the support from GFA Executives and the GFA Referees Committee to make this camp happen,” Stewart said. “Judging from the overall success of this first-ever camp, we’d definitely like to make this an annual event. In fact, we might even try an adult referee camp.


Legozzie, Spindel accepted as 2017 FIFA Asst Referees

[December 17, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Kyle Legozzie and Shawn Spindel may feature as assistant referees in FIFA international matches as early as January 2017 following their recent acceptance by football’s world governing body to officiate at the highest level of the sport.

Legozzie and Spindel were the first-ever nominations by Guam Football Association’s Referees Committee to FIFA and the pair recently received their official FIFA Assistant Referee 2017 badges.


Referees engage in FIFA Course for elite youth league

[September 3, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Close to a dozen referees signed up and completed requirements for the 2016 FIFA Referee Course with instructors Eladio Manansala, James Oh, and George Stewart at the Guam Football Association National Training Center from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.

The FIFA course is one of several beginning and refresher courses for Guam's referees, set to begin officiating youth matches in the upcoming Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League, the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League, and upcoming adult leagues - Budweiser Soccer League and Bud Light Women's Soccer League.


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