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.
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.
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.
GFA activities postponed due to approaching Typhoon In-Fa
[November 20, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] With the declaration by Gov. Eddie Calvo placing Guam in Condition of Readiness 2 (COR2) at noon today, all activities, events, trainings and league matches today at the Guam Football Association National Training Center have been canceled.
All other scheduled over the weekend will resume as scheduled only if Guam is placed back to COR4 by the Governor and there is no major damage to GFA as a result of the typhoon.
GFA Executives and Administrators urge all to follow instructions from the Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense posted on their Web site and social media and also to track updates on the typhoon posted on local media sites and also directly from the National Weather Service.
GFA invites all to urge yes vote on Bill 152-33
[October 22, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association Executives and staff are inviting the entire community to join them at the Guam Legislature on Friday, Oct. 23, in urging the island's senators to vote "yes" on Bill 152-33, which would appropriate $400,000 to allow the Matao, Guam men's national team, to finish out play in Round 2 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Joint Qualification.
GFA's statement reads:
Thank you to all who joined Guam Football Association Executives and staff and provided oral or written testimony in support of Bill 152-33, which includes a section to appropriate $400,000 to GFA from surplus 2014 funds to finish out Round 2 of FIFA World Cup Qualification.