GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

SP17 3v3 Grassroots Tournament concludes with 5 winners

[May 9, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Real Guahan FC, Lady Islanders, Wings, Islanders, and Bombers Blue all emerged victorious in their respective divisions of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament at the GFA National Training Center Saturday.

Real Guahan FC, featuring a mix of players from Wings Red and Wings Black in the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League, won the U13 Boys divisions after finishing off the Islanders in the day's finale. Coached by Martin Iseke, Gavin Baker, Kai Pahl, Raif Sablan, Kyle Takano, CJ Takano, and Christopher Na, received winners trophies during the tournament's awards ceremony.

In the U13 Girls division, the Lady Islanders defeated The Force to claim the division's championship title. Coach Walter Benavente guided players Sarah Benavente, Kailey Quidachay, Olivia Leon Guerrero, Jada Han, and Jadyn Palomares to victory in the division's championship match.

Wings, coached by Ralph Awa, emerged U10 Boys division champions following the tournament's finale against Sidekick SC Guardians, which featured a handful of players from the U10 division championship team of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League. Sean Halehale, Levi Berg, Shoghi Taylor, and David Del Carmen were all part of the winning team.

The Islanders captured the U8 Boys division with a championship match win over the Southern Cobras. Coach Sam San Gil, players Preston Iannarelli, Noah Flores, Noah Calvo, Chima Mbakwem, Jr., and Josiah Collado were all on hand during the tournament's awards ceremony to receive their trophies.

Bombers Blue won the combined U8/U10 Girls division, winning over Tumon Typhoons SC in the championship match. Coaches Phil Santomauro and Jorge Hellu, guided Claudia Gracia, Victoria Gracia, Issa Sanchez, Evie Johnson, and Hailey Smith to the championship match victory.

The tournament, supported by Japan Football Association, is in its eighth edition. The popular youth soccer event was held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia.

 

Real Guahan FC poses with champions trophies of the U13 Boys division of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament, a youth soccer event held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia. The event, composed of five divisions, was held Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, front row from left to right, Gavin Baker, Kai Pahl, Raif Sablan, and Kyle Takano. In the back row, from left to right are CJ Takano, Christopher Na, and coach Martin Iseke. Real Guahan FC defeated the Islanders in the division's championship match.

 

Lady Islanders pose with champions trophies of the U13 Girls division of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament, a youth soccer event held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia. The event, composed of five divisions, was held Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, from left to right, Sarah Benavente, Kailey Quidachay, Olivia Leon Guerrero, Jada Han, Jadyn Palomares, and coach Walter Benavente. The Lady Islanders defeated The Force in the division's championship match.

 

The Wings pose with champions trophies of the U10 Boys division of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament, a youth soccer event held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia. The event, composed of five divisions, was held Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, from left to right, Sean Halehale, Levi Berg, Shoghi Taylor, David Del Carmen and coach Ralph Awa. The Wings defeated the Sidekick SC Guardians in the division's championship match.

 

The Islanders pose with champions trophies of the U8 Boys division of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament, a youth soccer event held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia. The event, composed of five divisions, was held Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, from left to right, Preston Iannarelli, Noah Flores, Noah Calvo, Chima Mbakwem, Jr., Josiah Collado and coach Samuel San Gil. The Islanders defeated the Southern Cobras in the division's championship match.

 

Bombers Blue pose with champions trophies of the U8/U10 Girls division of the Spring 2017 Guam Football Association 3v3 Grassroots Tournament, a youth soccer event held in celebration of AFC Grassroots Football Day observed during the month of May across Asia. The event, composed of five divisions, was held Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, from left to right, coach Phil Santomauro, Claudia Gracia, Victoria Gracia, Issa Sanchez, Evie Johnson, Hailey Smith, and coach Jorge Hellu. Bombers Blue defeated Tumon Typhoons FC in the division's championship match.

 
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