GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Visiting NMI youth clubs feature in 2017 Gobblefest tourney

[November 27, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend 2017, featuring visiting youth soccer teams from the Northern Mariana Islands, concluded Sunday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The three-day event showcased talent from visiting Kanoa FC U12 Boys and U15 Girls teams, as well as a U15 Girls team from Paire FC, another youth club in the NMI.

In the U12 Boys division, Kanoa FC played matches against both the United Airlines GFA National Academy U11 and U12 boys teams, as well as the ASC Trust Islanders Betde, GPSI Southern Cobras, and the Wings FC from the recently concluded Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League and Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League.

In Kanoa FC's 9 v 9 matches against Guam's youth club teams, the team battled to a 3-3 draw with Islanders Betde, 2-2 draw with Wings FC, and won 7-1 against the Cobras.

In the U15 Girls division, Kanoa FC and Paire FC played against Quality Distributors, ASC Trust Islanders, and the GPSI Southern Cobras. Kanoa FC’s U15 Girls team also played a pair of matches against the United Airlines GFA National Academy U14 Girls squad. Kanoa FC went undefeated in the division.

Players from both the ASC Trust Islanders U15 Girls squad and the visiting Kanoa FC U15 Girls squad from the Northern Mariana Islands pose for a group photo after their friendly match Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting team was part of a larger delegation from the NMI in Guam over Thanksgiving weekend for the 2017 Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend youth soccer event.

 

Wings' Riku Meyar leaps past Kanoa FC defenders to the ball during a U13 Boys division match of the 2017 Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend youth soccer event at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Kanoa FC U13 Boys squad was part of a larger delegation from the NMI in Guam for the event.

 

ASC Trust Islanders Betde's Jason Palomares controls the ball in the midfield against Kanoa FC during a U12 Boys division match of the 2017 Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend youth soccer event at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Kanoa FC U13 Boys squad was part of a larger delegation from the NMI in Guam for the event.

 

ASC Trust Islanders U15 Girls squad's Rylee Guzman looks ahead to the goal against Kanoa FC during a U15 Girls division match of the 2017 Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend youth soccer event at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Kanoa FC U15 Girls squad was part of a larger delegation from the NMI in Guam for the event.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Analea Meno (in grey, center) gets in a foot race with her Paire FC opponent during a U15 Girls division match of the 2017 Guam Football Association Gobblefest Weekend youth soccer event at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Paire FC U15 Girls squad was part of a larger delegation from the NMI in Guam for the event.

 
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