EAFF U13 international festival promotes football development
[November 9, 2015 - Yona, Guam] Providing young athletes an avenue to gain invaluable international football experience, as well as promoting overall football development are at the heart of the EAFF East Asian U13 2015 Festival of Football at the LeoPalace Guam Resort.
The event, which features teams from Guam, Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, and Northern Mariana Islands, officially opened Sunday. As the main purpose of the event is development, no official scores are reported and all players on each team’s eligible rosters are required to play in all of their respective matches.
“One of the main objectives of competing in this festival with visiting countries in the region is to get our players playing at a higher level than what they’re used to locally,” said Rod Hidalgo, head coach for the Guam U13 national team. “The festival really gives them some international football experience that they will need as they continue to move up through Guam’s national program.