Slots are still available for the 7th Semi-Annual TakeCare Achieve Your Goals Women’s Soccer Festival, the twice-yearly event at Guam Football Association tailored specifically for women new to the sport or playing at a recreational level.
This season’s festival is structured into four weekly sessions on Saturdays beginning Apr. 7, which will include the popular women’s festival coordinated by GFA Player Development Officer Bryan Cadiz and GFA coaches. New this season is the first-ever Women’s Referee Course, where participants will learn the Laws of the Game, among other refereeing matters, coordinated by GFA Director of Referees George Stewart. Top participants may receive appointments to officiate in domestic leagues.
“Based on the success of the event in the Fall season last year, where close to 60 women completed a six-week coaching course and have now begun coaching at a youth level, we’ve worked toward offering more with the referee course this season and possibly a women’s administration course next season,” said Belinda Wilson, GFA Technical Director. “What we want to achieve is a consistent event tailored to our growing numbers of female football players at a recreational level and showcase all opportunities and roles within the sport in addition to the player.
“Thanks to the support of TakeCare, we are able to provide a festival, which averages over 100 participants in the Spring and Fall Season,” Wilson added.
Interested participants may register online at http://www.takecareasia.com/achieveyourgoals
The entire event is free of charge to participants. Weekly prizes will be given out to lucky draw participants.
The Women’s Referee Course is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Festival activities will commence at 7 p.m. During the festival, GFA coaches will group participants based on playing experience and accordingly customize activity stations. All women are welcome to join, including those with no previous soccer-playing experience.
TakeCare members participating in the festival may receive a TakeCare Fitness Stamp. For more information about the Fitness Stamp initiative, contact the TakeCare Customer Service team by calling 647-3526 or sending an E-mail to [email protected]
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