Connect with us

GSPN

ALL-GIRLS JUST KICK IT WEEK 2

The All-Girls soccer league took over the GFA field once again in their second week of action!

PRESS RELEASE – 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.

Matches continued in the U8, U10, and U12 age divisions Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. League coaches placed girls onto different teams in Week 2, and still have slots available for additional teams.

Breanna Flores rushes to the goal during a U8 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score's "Just Kick It" All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Breanna Flores rushes to the goal during a U8 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

“This league has been great – I think the girls feel less intimidated to play and apply skills they’ve learned when it’s just with other girls,” said Bob Shambach, one of the league’s volunteer coaches who also coaches in Dededo’s U10 division. “With the All-Girls league, they get more touches on the ball and have more opportunities to improve their skills.

“There are quite a few girls from the GFA National Academy who play and also help the other players. I’ve seen a lot of improvement from the girls who consistently play in this league and the youth league,” Shambach added.

The All-Girls league, supported in large part by a financial grant from FIFA’s Women’s Development Program, continues for two more Saturdays. All matches begin at 4 p.m.

New players who want to play need only to register with GFA during business hours. The registration fee is $40. Each registered player receives a player identification card that is valid until the end of this year and can also be used to play in the youth league.

For more information about the league or for upcoming GFA initiatives, call the GFA Main Office at 637-4321.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Shyann Roberto tries to keep the ball away from an opponent during a U12 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score's "Just Kick It" All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Shyann Roberto tries to keep the ball away from an opponent during a U12 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Players in the U12 division play a match of the Guam Football Association & The Score's "Just Kick It" All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Players in the U12 division play a match of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Luella Cramer and Jada Han run to gain possession of the ball during a U10 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score's "Just Kick It" All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Luella Cramer and Jada Han run to gain possession of the ball during a U10 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Maria Calvo attempts to get the ball past the defense of Sadie Apuron during a U10 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score's "Just Kick It" All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Maria Calvo attempts to get the ball past the defense of Sadie Apuron during a U10 match of the Guam Football Association & The Score’s “Just Kick It” All-Girls League Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

September

October 2020

November
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for October

1st

No Events
Events for October

2nd

No Events
Events for October

3rd

No Events
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for October

4th

No Events
Events for October

5th

No Events
Events for October

6th

No Events
Events for October

7th

No Events
Events for October

8th

No Events
Events for October

9th

No Events
Events for October

10th

No Events
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for October

11th

No Events
Events for October

12th

No Events
Events for October

13th

No Events
Events for October

14th

No Events
Events for October

15th

No Events
Events for October

16th

No Events
Events for October

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for October

18th

No Events
Events for October

19th

No Events
Events for October

20th

No Events
Events for October

21st

No Events
Events for October

22nd

No Events
Events for October

23rd

No Events
Events for October

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Events for October

25th

No Events
Events for October

26th

No Events
Events for October

27th

No Events
Events for October

28th

No Events
Events for October

29th

No Events
Events for October

30th

No Events
Events for October

31st

No Events
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

E Sports Athlete Willy Hong

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Jamal Agnew changes positions this year with the Detroit Lions from cornernack to receiver.
The 2019 All-Pro return man will retain his special teams duties for the Lions.
Agnew is half CHamoru with his mother hailing from Saipan. #bibamarianas 📷 (AP/Carlos Osorio)

More in GSPN