Masakada roster released for EAFF tourney in Hong Kong
[November 2, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association officially released the names of players listed on the final Masakåda roster for the women’s competition of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 2 in Hong Kong beginning next week.
The Masakåda, Guam women’s national football team, are the reigning champions of the EAFF tournament’s first round held earlier this year at the Guam Football Association National Training Center and earned a spot to play in Round 2 against Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong. The teams will be competing for a spot in the tournament’s final round set for next year in Japan. Already in the final round are former FIFA Women’s World Cup champions Japan, DPR Korea, and China, P.R.
“Based on film footage I’ve watched, the biggest difference from Round 1 to Round 2, will be the intensity of games – they’ll definitely be played at a higher intensity in Round 2,” said Belinda Wilson, listed as the team’s Head Coach for Round 2.
FIFA Women's Admin Course concludes with action points
[September 12, 2016 - Tumon, Guam] Four groups of participants in the recently concluded FIFA Women's Football Admininstration Course presented strategies to assist in the development of all aspects of women's football in Guam at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa in Tumon Sunday afternoon in front of Guam Football Association business sponsor representatives and GFA Executives.
The presentations pinpointed strategies to increase participation in the "Just Kick It" All-Girls League, increase the number of female representatives in key committees, increase the number and quality of female coaches in Guam, and increase the number and quality of female referees in Guam.
Seats available for FIFA Women's Football Admin Course
[September 5, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The future of women’s football in Guam will be one of the main topics of discussion in a FIFA Women’s Football Administration Course to be held at Pacific Star Resort & Spa beginning 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with visiting FIFA instructor Heather Reid of Australia.
“I am taking this FIFA Women’s Development Course to prepare myself to continue to be involved at Guam Football Association after my playing career ends and coaching/administrative career begins,” said Anjelica Perez, current captain of the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team. “This course may help me gain a new perspective as a future coach and potential female leader in FIFA. Perhaps the instructor will demonstrate how to become an effective and influential leader by helping understand current struggles in the women’s program at comparable FIFA member associations.
Shippey to play for NAIA's Lindenwood University Lynx
[July 20, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Fueled by a passion for soccer she developed at an early age with Quality Distributors FC and through high school, Franshay Shippey is ready for her next challenge – intercollegiate women’s soccer.
Shippey, a 2016 graduate of Simon Sanchez High School, accepted a scholarship to attend Lindenwood University in Belleville, Illinois and to play soccer for the college in the upcoming Fall season. The Lynx are part of the American Midwest Conference in the NAIA.
“I’m so excited and nervous at the same time,” Shippey said. “I really don’t know anyone out there, so there’s so much I have to prepare myself for. I do know that I really want to continue playing soccer at a higher level, so I keep reminding myself to just stay focused and disciplined – I’ll need to be constantly making small goals for myself to achieve to keep me motivated.”
Guam Masakåda, Chinese Taipei honored at EAFF dinner
[July 5, 2016 - Tumon, Guam] The Guam Masakåda and the Chinese Taipei men's team were honored as champions of the their respective competitions of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam during an awards dinner at Samurai restaurant at Fiesta Resort Guam.
Recognized during the women's competition awards presentation Sunday evening was Guam's Samantha Kaufman and Paige Surber, the women's competition top scorers. Both players scored three goals in two matches. Kaufman also was selected as the tournament MVP. Guam also received the champions trophy as winners of Round 1. All competing teams also received a diploma from EAFF.