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FFAS’ Summer Youth League 2012 kicksoff

“It brings me great pleasure to open our Summer Youth League for 2012,” said FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet to the children itching to start kicking away. “So go out there and have fun!”
Even the light showers throughout the day did not dampen the mood at Pago Park Soccer Stadium but only added to the fun atmosphere.
The competition will last a total of five days, including the day it kicked off, with the next match days to be July 7, 10, 12 and the concluding day, 14.
Parents came out especially to see their young ones compete in the 6-8 and 9-11 mixed categories, the non-competitive divisions.
There were screams of joy when goals were scored and every parent out there was a coach.
A total of seven FFAS clubs have teams in the 6-8 mixed age division — Atu’u Broncos, Kiwi Soccers, PanSa, Pago Youth, Utulei Youth, Tafuna Jets and Ilaoa & To’omata.
There are 13 teams in the mixed 9-11 category — Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata, PanSa, Utulei Youth, Vaiala Tongan, Tafuna Jets A, Tafuna Jets B, Vaitogi United, Taputimu, Pago Youth, Black Roses, Atu’u Broncos and Kiwi Soccers.
In the competitive age groups, missing from this year’s competition is a girls competition as there were not enough teams to make up one.
As for the boys’ 12-14 and 15-17, the competition is ever popular with nine teams competing in both divisions. A one-round robin format is place with the team having the most points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss) at the end to be crowned champs.
The teams for the 12-14 competition are — Utulei Youth, Taputimu, Black Roses, Tafuna Jets, Lion heart, Kiwi Soccers, Green Bay, Vaiala Tongan and Atu’u Broncos.
The nine for the 15-17 are Lion Heart, Tafuna Jets, Black Roses, Green Bay, Atu’u Broncos, Vaitogi United, Ilaoa & toomata, Utulei Youth and Pago Youth.
“Hearing the shouts for joy and seeing the children out there having fun was amazing and fun as well for all the parents and especially our association,” Iuli pointed out. “What a successful opening day and I hope that it will be like this for everyday of the Summer Youth League.”

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