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Summer Youth League 2013 kicks off

“This is one of our most popular competitions, the Summer Youth League for the youth of our territory,” said Faiivae Alex Godinet, president of FFAS who officially opened the league. “Go out and enjoy the games and enjoy yourselves.”
New executive committee members Amio Mavaega-Luvu and Michelle Sasala were given the honors to provide the opening kick to start the competition.
There are 43 teams from all 14 FFAS clubs with the 6-8 and 9-11 mixed competition a non-competitive one. These age groups have eight and 10 teams, respectively, competing.
Missing from last year’s summer competition was a girls 15-17 contest but this year seven clubs are fielding a team for an U-17 fixture.
A new change has been added to the competitive age groups — 12-14 Boys, U-17 Girls, 15-17 Boys — with the older boys and U-17 Girls moving away from the 5-a-side format to a 7-a-side design.
The boys’ 12-14 age group will still play in the 5-a-side format. The defending champs for this age group is Ilaoa & To’omata but they are not fielding a team in this competition. There are nine teams competing in this bracket.
Utulei Youth is the winner of the Boys 15-17 age for the last two years and are back to defend their title. There are nine teams competing in this bracket.