Connect with us

GSPN

GUAM SENDS GIRLS FOOTBALL TEAM FOR HONG KONG TOURNEY

A mix of U15 and U17 girls’ national team players departed Guam Tuesday evening to compete in the upcoming Jockey Club Girls’ International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2019 in Hong Kong.

PRESS RELEASE – A mix of U15 and U17 girls’ national team players departed Guam Tuesday evening to compete in the upcoming Jockey Club Girls’ International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2019 in Hong Kong.

The upcoming girls’ tournament will serve primarily as a platform to further enforce training and conditioning regimens for Guam’s girls’ national teams for increased competitiveness in larger continental tournaments and women’s program sustainability.

“First, I would like to thank the Hong Kong Football Association for inviting us to compete in the Jockey Club Girls’ International Youth Invitational Tournament,” said Maggie Phillips, the team’s Head Coach. “Our key objective for this particular tournament is to further instill our style of play whilst incorporating our younger players. We have worked with this particular age group for almost two years, and we’ve also decided to call up some of the oldest players in our U15 age group to help bridge our playing philosophy from one age group to the next.

“By doing this, we are ensuring a brighter future for Guam’s female players and overall growth in the program. This tournament will be our launch point for where we go with training and conditioning over the next 18 months as we prepare for the next rounds of AFC and EAFF competitions. Our hope beyond this is to set these girls on the path to play in college and to prepare them to perform at the highest level seen in Guam yet,” Phillips added.

Called up for the tournament are goalkeepers Kiarra Hutcherson and Haley Salas and field players Michala Connelley, Hannah Cruz, Candie Cura, Alina Gumataotao, Rylee Guzman, Jada Han, Olivia Leon Guerrero, Yasmeen Lopez, Kaia Malakooti, Lola Martin, Jadyn Palomares, Lauren Phillips, Minami Rabago, Richelle Ragadio, Shyann Roberto, Abigail San Gil, Jinae Teria, and Ysabella Vasquez.

Traveling with Phillips on staff are Belinda Wilson as Assistant Coach and Analyst, Ross Awa as Goalkeeper Coach, Chima Mbakwem as Team and Equipment Manager, and physiotherapist Jessica Angelic Marie de Guzman.

Guam will open against Laos on Mar. 28 at 4 p.m. Hong Kong time. The team next plays Northern Mariana Islands the following day also at 4 p.m. Hong Kong time. The team’s final match will be against hosts Hong Kong at 4 p.m. Mar. 31.

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