FFAS 7-a-side league to kick off May 22
Pago Pago, American Samoa, Thursday, May 20, 2010 — An FFAS 7-a-side league will kickoff on Saturday, May 22, 2010 with 12 men and 11 women’s teams competing.
The last time a 7-a-side contest was held was back in 2006 but it was under the Normalization Committee while this is the first under FFAS and coming off of the heels of its first Futsal competition.
The Tafuna Jets took the men’s competition while Black Roses won the women’s side.
Both clubs have teams competing in this upcoming league and teams will play twice every Saturday with the playoffs scheduled for June 19.
Earlier this week team representatives attended a meeting with the FFAS Secretariat to discuss the competition rules and regulations.
In the men’s bracket three of the four new clubs will be taking part in the competition — Fagatogo Blue, Vailoatai Youth and Kiwi Soccers. Moli o le Ava of Lauli’i is not fielding a team.
The other nine teams are Black Roses, Utulei Youth, Pago Youth, Green Bay, Lion Heart, FC SKBC, Ilaoa & To’omata, Tafuna Jets and PanSa. Fagasa Youth is not taking part in the competition.
As for the ladies, the competitors are Black Roses, Fagatogo Blue, Utulei Youth, Vailoatai Youth, Pago Youth, Kiwi Soccers, Lion Heart, PanSa, Ilaoa & To’omata, Tafuna Jets and Green Bay.
Only the top four teams advance to the playoffs from both divisions.
Good luck to all participating teams.