GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Sisterly bond formed at All-Girls Event

For 10-year-old Dominique Ungacta, Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It 2” All-Girls Event was a way for her to get some extra soccer matches with her friends and sisters – even if just for a few weeks.

“Me and my sisters, we all play in the All-Girls Event and the (Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber) Youth League,” said Ungacta, who plays the sport with twin sister Daneeka, as well as older sisters Aubree Ungacta and Taisha Palma. “I enjoyed the All-Girls event because us girls had time to play extra matches without the boys.

“I also enjoy the youth league, too, and we still have a lot more matches to play,” added Dominique Ungacta, a fifth grader at Maria Ulloa Elementary School. All four sisters play for the ASC Trust Islanders in the youth league.

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Saturday reserved for first-ever GFA Girls Health Fair

In an effort to promote women’s health and well-being, and in particular girls at the elementary, middle and high school ages, the Guam Football Association Women’s Committee will be putting on its first-ever GFA Girls Health Fair, set for 12 noon Saturday at the GFA National Training Center in Harmon.

“Back in April, I had read a report indicating that 26.2% of girls in Guam’s public schools were considered obese for their age, which was quite alarming,” said Kyla Aquino, event coordinator. “It’s alarming not only because the percentage is high – a little over 1 in every 4 girls – but that this community issue is totally preventable. The GFA women’s committee saw this as an opportunity to put together an event, free-of-charge to the community, to promote health and fitness in girls at a young age.

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Girls less intimidated in All-Girls League

After meeting players from different youth clubs in the first week of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League, players returned for Week 2 action more relaxed with their teammates and with more confidence in their game.

“I love playing soccer matches,” said Sadie Apuron, a nine-year-old student at Adacao Elementary School. “My coach at my club told me about the All-Girls League starting and I wanted to join again. My favorite part of the league is that we always make new friends and we have fun playing games. I want to tell all my friends that they should play, too.

“We also got a new league T-shirt today – it’s a really pretty shirt,” added the Dededo resident who will also play for Community First Dededo Soccer Club in the upcoming Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth League.

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Fun learning environment enjoyed in All-Girls League

Having an extra avenue to meet new friends and playing soccer in a fun, pressure-free environment are some of the top reasons players have been giving in support of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League, currently in season at the GFA National Training Center.

“I like the All-Girls league very much because it’s a place where I can just have fun playing the sport with my friends,” said Celine Doronila, a seventh-grader at Guam Adventist Academy who also will play for the Guam Shipyard Wolverines in the upcoming Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League. “Not only do we just have fun in the league, we gain confidence to continue playing in other leagues – like the upcoming youth league with boys and school leagues.

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Fall season of All-Girls league officially kicks off

Morning overcast skies cleared up in time to welcome players to the opening week of the Guam Football Association and The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

“It feels so different coming back after not having played soccer all summer, but I enjoyed it a lot,” said Mia Rose Lizama, who played Saturday in the U10 division of the All-Girls League. “I like the all-girls league because you get to meet so many new people who play the sport since the teams are mixed (with players from different youth clubs).

“Playing in this league also helps us girls learn skills and practice them more. I look forward to coming back next week,” added the incoming sixth grader at Oceanview Middle School.

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