GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

San Gil elected new Guam Football Association President

[July 1, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association member clubs voted Tino San Gil as the organization’s new president 7-6 over opposing candidate Chief Justice Robert J. Torres in a special election held during an Extraordinary Congress Saturday morning at GFA.

“I would like to thank all of GFA’s member clubs for exercising their right to vote at the election,” San Gil said via telephone after the election. “I am confident that by working collaboratively with all stakeholders, GFA will move in the best direction for the long-term interests of our players, coaches, executives, officials, staff, sponsors, supporters and the local community. In just the past few years, the organization has grown exponentially and I hope that we all can work together to build on these past successes to catapult Guam football even farther forward than we’ve already seen.

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Artero named interim GFA President beginning Apr. 29

[April 29, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Senior Vice President Pascual V. Artero will assume the role of interim President of the Guam Football Association following the resignation of Richard Lai, formerly at the helm of the organization, based on GFA statutes.

The change in GFA leadership will have no immediate effect on ongoing projects, events, and activities, Artero said.

Lai resigned from the GFA presidency effective immediately through an official letter to the organization. The letter was received after he entered a guilty plea to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy and failure to disclose foreign bank accounts at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Web site. The swift, voluntary resignation from the GFA presidency allows the organization to move on undistracted from its mission to provide global opportunities for the local community through the sport of football.

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Lai retains post as Guam Football Association President

[September 11, 2016 - Tumon, Guam] Richard K. Lai will retain his seat as Guam Football Association President for another four years following a successful re-election during the organization’s 2016 Ordinary Congress held at the Fiesta Guam Resort Saturday.

Additionally, Pascual Artero and Joseph Cepeda also will continue as GFA’s vice presidents and George Lai keeps his spot in the Executive Committee. All four ran unopposed and received unanimous approval by the 12 of 13 member clubs present at the Congress.

“We’ve achieved so much in recent years and I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders in continuing this wave of success,” said Richard K. Lai.

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Coaches participate in AFC social responsibility seminar

[January 21, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Coaches from the United Airlines GFA National Academy and local youth club coaches recently participated in a three-hour long Social Responsibility seminar facilitated by guest instructor Dr. Annathurai Ranganathan at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Thursday evening.

Dr. Annathurai began the seminar with a history of social responsibility in football and key examples from Asia, which included relief efforts from devastating natural disasters in the Philippines and other Asian countries, as well as other events geared toward creating awareness of social issues through the backdrop of football.

The seminar related mostly to social development of youth through football.

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GFA 40th anniversary recognized with Resolution No. 237-33

[December 9, 2015 - Hagåtña, Guam] Sen. Tina Muña-Barnes recently presented Resolution No. 237-33 (LS), on behalf of the 33rd Guam Legislature, to Guam Football Association President Richard K. Lai in recognition of the sport organization’s 40th anniversary year at the Guam Legislature Building Wednesday.

“I am very proud and honored to recognize and congratulate Guam Football Association on its 40th anniversary,” Muña-Barnes announced at the presentation before reading details from the resolution.

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