14 Jul Budweiser, Bud Light soccer leagues to resume starting July 22
Updated schedules are available for viewing and download at https://guamfa.powerupsports.com
“With collective efforts to restore most of the GFA National Training Center in Harmon in a few weeks time following Typhoon Mawar, we were able to set dates to resume all adult leagues,” said Samuel San Gil, GFA Football Events Director. “At the same time we were restoring the facility, we had a meeting with the GFA Competitions Committee to discuss and approve the Return to Play plan portion on the leagues. Next, we had a meeting with the teams in the leagues and 38 representatives joined to learn and inquire about the new format and schedule we had planned for the rest of the 2023 season.
“The major schedule change is mainly kick off times, as all matches will be played at earlier times as floodlights are temporarily not available for night matches. We look forward to seeing the teams back in action at GFA,” San Gil added.
The first set of teams to take the pitch July 22 are the Islanders FC and Wings FC from the Budweiser Soccer League Amateur Division with a 3 p.m. kick off time, followed by Sidekick SC and Quality Distributors playing at 5 p.m.
IT&E/Premier Dentisty Boonie Dawgs and the Bank of Guam Strykers from the Budweiser Soccer League Masters Co-Ed Division will play at 3 p.m. followed by Gino’s Islanders FC and Barrigada Crusaders at 5 p.m. all on July 22.
The league’s Premier Division will resume matches Aug. 12 with league front runners Wings FC taking on Islanders FC at 3 p.m. followed by No. 2 Bank of Guam Strykers FC against Guam Shipyard at 5 p.m.
In the Premier Division, No. 2 Guam Shipyard will play against NAPA Rovers FC at 3 p.m. followed by Islanders FC taking on No. 1 Bank of Guam Strykers FC at 5 p.m.
In the Amateur Division, Mosa’s will play against the Lady Cobras at 1 p.m. followed by Quality Distributors taking on Bank of Guam Strykers at 3 p.m. NAPA Rovers FC will play against Southern Heat in the late match at 5 p.m.
All leagues and activity at GFA were suspended from the last week of May following devastation to the Harmon facility by Typhoon Mawar. In GFA’s Return to Play plan, selected National Teams training for international competitions resumed training in the third week of June, with leagues as part of the next phase.
Typhoon Mawar’s destructive winds took down six of nine flood light poles at the GFA National Training Center and caused structural damage to some of the facility’s buildings and fences. New fences have since been installed and turf playing surfaces have been restored.