Espiritu, Awa graduate from AFC FAC Course with honors

[April 16, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association’s Jill Espiritu and Ross Awa recently graduated from the 2017-2018 AFC Football Administration Certificate (FAC) Course with honors during two separate ceremonies held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Following the completion of the course’s second edition on Mar. 30, Espiritu, GFA Media & Marketing Officer, was recognized as one of three graduates with a Certificate of Distinction, the highest honor achievable among all participants. She also is one of only four in Asia to have earned the honor to date.

Awa, GFA Goalkeeping Coach Development Officer, graduated with a Certificate of Merit, the second-highest honor attainable by participants, following the completion of the course’s third edition on Apr. 4.


Triple J donates Kia vehicles as part of GFA sponsorship

[October 18, 2017 - Upper Tumon, Guam] As part of its two-year sponsorship agreement, Triple J Auto Group, a division of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., presented the Guam Football Association (GFA) two new vehicles.

The sponsorship agreement, which runs through December 31, 2017, includes all official vehicles, with the two most recent additions, a 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Cadenza, and naming rights for the Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League.

“Triple J is extremely proud to continue and enhance our longstanding partnership with GFA,” said Jeff Jones, COO and President of Triple J. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to supporting them in delivering game-changing innovations to continue to grow the sport as a whole on Guam.”


Foremost/Coca-Cola continue support of Guam Football

[July 31, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The region’s leading beverage group, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Inc. and Foremost Foods, Inc., has reinforced the commitment of the companies to support the athletes and football clubs at the Guam Football Association with the recent renewal of the three-year hydration sponsorship of the football organization.

Coca-Cola provides Powerade, the Official Sports Drink, and Foremost serves Fruita+, the Official Juice Drink of GFA along with a host of other beverages in the group’s portfolio to ensure hydration for the athletes and club members throughout the year.

“The Guam Football Association offers our local players the opportunity to train and compete on the international stage.


Awa, Espiritu make 2017 AFC Certificate course shortlist

[July 30, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association’s Ross Awa and Jill Espiritu are among 51 other selections across the Asian continent to take part in an upcoming AFC Football Administration Certificate program set to begin July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Awa and Espiritu were among those shortlisted based on initial applications submitted to AFC and were officially accepted into the program after receiving a passing grade on an individual pre-assessment examination and written case study. Awa is a national coach and former national team manager at GFA and Espiritu is the organization’s media and marketing officer.


San Gil taps Paulino as new GFA General Secretary

[July 26, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association executives officially approved the nomination of Micah Paulino for General Secretary of the organization in an Executive Committee meeting held Tuesday evening at the GFA National Training Center conference room.

“I’ve always felt that I owe GFA for the opportunities afforded to me and that eventually, I would give back to the sport which has developed me as an individual,” Paulino said. “I truly appreciate the confidence President Tino San Gil and the GFA Executive Committee members have in me to take on the responsibilities of this vital role. It’s clear how much football in Guam has grown in all aspects over the years and I am grateful for all the work that has been done by current and past executives for Guam’s players, coaches, officials, staff, and football fans. I look to essentially build on that foundation and work to accelerate football as the leading sport in Guam.


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