Spider-Man Will Headline Youth Soccer Jamboree


“We are excited to be bringing in Spider-Man as a special guest at this season’s Jamboree, which will coincide with the official celebration of GFA’s 40th Anniversary,”

HARMON – Through a partnership with Marvel Comics, Spider-Man will be headlining the Guam Football Association Jamboree, the season-ending event of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League on Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

“We are excited to be bringing in Spider-Man as a special guest at this season’s Jamboree, which will coincide with the official celebration of GFA’s 40th Anniversary,” said GFA Vice President Joseph Cepeda. “In addition to his appearance at the Jamboree, we’ve invited Spider-Man to Guam to deliver a strong anti-bullying message to our island’s youth in a week-long visit that also includes two public appearances and presentations at 12 of Guam’s elementary schools. 

“We hope to help our island’s youth learn how to identify bullying and realize ways to reduce the instances of bullying in schools and youth sports. This special week-long event couldn’t have been possible without the strong support from our event sponsors: Guam Visitors Bureau, United Airlines, Guam Premier Outlets, Pacific Star Resort & Spa, Triple J Auto Group, Quality Distributors, Aloha Maid, Pacific Daily News, Hi-5 Logo shop, Altanx, KUAM, and Guam Crime Stoppers, as well as Guam Department of Education and other partners,” Cepeda added.

All are invited to meet Spider-Man at Guam Premier Outlets on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., Spider-Man will make his way to GFA in another appearance open to the public. During his public appearances, Spider-Man will be distributing autographed postcards while supplies last.

After Sunday’s events, Spider-Man will be making anti-bullying presentations at 12 elementary schools: Juan M. Guerrero, Wettengel, Maria Ulloa, Adacao, Tamuning, Lyndon B. Johnson, Agana Heights, C.L. Taitano, M.U. Lujan, and Talofofo Elementary Schools, as well as St. Anthony Catholic School and Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School. He also will visit the Guam Memorial Hospital Children’s Ward.

For Saturday’s Jamboree, youth soccer athletes will be participating in a parade of teams beginning at 8:15 a.m. and after, will be receiving special GFA 40th Anniversary medals. Trophies will be presented to athletes selected by their respective clubs as youth players of the year in 2015. Two youth referees also will be honored at the Jamboree.

In Week 9 U17 matches, the W.M. Engineering Strykers take the No. 1 spot going into division playoffs after a 3-1 over Wings Red. Quality Distributors finishes ranked No. 2 with a 6-1 win over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines. The Southern Cobras defeated Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club 8-2, Wings Black defeated Tigers 7-0 with two goals each from Phoenix Pahl and Leon Morimoto and one each from Takumi Kishi, Kyle Halehale, and Anthony Moon. ASC Islanders Betde defeated Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club 10-2.

In U14 matches, the Wings and Tigers take the top two spots in division playoffs following the teams’ 1-1 draw. Sho Meyar scored for Wings and Robert Niu scored for Tigers. In other matches, Strykers defeated Tsunami Sharknado 7-0, Cobras defeated Tumon 1-0, the Wolverines defeated Quality Distributors, and Dededo defeated the Islanders 2-0.

In U12 matches, the Wolverines defeated Wings Black 6-1, Strykers defeated Sidekick SC 7-2, Islanders Asut edged Cobras 3-2, Islanders Betde defeated Dededo, Wings Red defeated Tumon, and Tsunami defeated Orange Crushers 5-1.

In U10 matches, Wings Red defeated Orange Crushers 6-0, Islanders battled to a 1-1 draw with Cobras, Sidekick SC Silver defeated their Blue counterparts, Wolverines defeated the Tigers, Dededo and Strykers battled to a 1-1 draw and Wings Black defeated Bombers SC.

Jamboree matches will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday. Additionally, playoff matches for the U14 and U17 competitive divisions also will begin Saturday.