Yap Football Association - - Promoting teamwork and sportsmanship through soccer The Fanif Football Club (FFC) strives to build strong ethics and character in athletes, young and old, from Fanif Municpality, Yap, Micronesia through participation and education in the sport of soccer.
These attributes are expected to be displayed not only on the soccer field, but in the athlete's daily lives and interactions with their community. The FFC is affiliated with the Yap Football Association and Yap Sports Council and participates in a variety of competitive sporting events, including island wide leagues, elementary school leagues, and Yap Games, as well as various community and island-wide events.
This past Saturday, July 24th, concluded the soccer tournament for Yap Games 2021 with the gold medal game featuring Nimgil vs. Weloy.
In the first half, Nimgil scored five straight goals. Just before halftime, Weloy netted their first. Score at halftime was Nimgil 5 Weloy 1.
During the second half, the teams each scored three goals, and at the final whistle, Nimgil won the gold by a score of 8 to 4.
Nimgil goals: Mapherick (2); Myles (2); Gilly (1); Julius (1); Sean (1); Gino (1)
Weloy goals: Jacob (2); Lino (2)
Medal standings for soccer:
Gold -- Nimgil
Silver -- Weloy
Bronze -- Gagil
The YFA would like to thank everyone who helped make the tournament run so smoothly -- all the referees, linesmen, coaches, players, staff of the Sports Complex, and fans!
Yap Games will continue through August 1st so please visit the Sports Complex to root for your favorites teams, sports, and players!
Yap Games 2021...
Results for final two preliminary matches:
Wednesday July 21st: Nimgil 3 Gagil 1
Thursday July 22nd: Nimgil 3 Weloy 2
Final standings for preliminary games (Wins-Ties-Losses):
1. Nimgil 4-0-0 -- 12 points
2. Weloy 2-0-2 -- 6 points
3. Gagil 0-0-4 -- 0 points
With Gagil coming in third place for the preliminary rounds, they have received the bronze medal for Yap Games 2021.
With Nimgil and Weloy securing first and second place, they will compete in the gold medal game on Saturday July 24th. Kickoff for the match will be 7pm at the Sports Complex.
YFA thanks all those who have helped make the preliminary matches run so smoothly -- referees, linesmen, coaches, Sports Complex staff, players, and fans!
We hope to see you at Sports Complex on Saturday for the conclusion of the soccer tournament for Yap Games 2021!
Thank you for your support!
Result from last night's match: Weloy vs. Gagil...
In the first half, Gagil struck early twice to take a 2-0 lead in the game. Late in the first half, Weloy netted a goal to close within 2-1, which was the score at halftime.
In the second half, Weloy found the back of the net three consecutive times to go up 4-2, which held until the final whistle.
Final Score: Weloy 4 -- Gagil 2
Tonight's game will feature Gagil vs. Nimgil. Kickoff will be 6:30pm at Sports Complex.
YFA thanks all the fans in attendance at last night's game cheering on their teams!
Yap Games 2021 started this past Friday July 16th with soccer matches scheduled for the first week of the games.
The first round of games has concluded with the following results:
Friday July 16th: Weloy 8 Gagil 1
Saturday July 17th: Nimgil 6 Gagil 4
Sunday July 18th: Nimgil 9 Weloy 1
Current standings for the tournament thus far:
1. Nimgil -- 6 points
2. Weloy -- 3 points
3. Gagil -- 0 points
Second round of regular games continues tonight as teams fight for the chance to participate in the gold medal game scheduled for Saturday July 24th. Second round games are scheduled for a 6:30 pm kickoff at Sports Complex as follows:
Tuesday July 20th: Weloy vs. Gagil
Wednesday July 21st: Gagil vs. Nimgil
Thursday July 22nd: Nimgil vs. Weloy
The Yap Football Association thanks all the players participating in this years games and the many fans who have attended the matches to cheer on their favorite teams! Thank you all for your support!
Apologies for the late post.
Due to island wide school closures this week, the school soccer tournament set to begin this weekend has been canceled.
To our followers around the world during these trying times stay safe.
Island wide school soccer tournament is scheduled to begin March 21st.
Five schools have entered the competition: FMI, FCA, SDA, YHS, and YCHS.
Schedule will be posted tomorrow. Many thanks to the Sports Complex for hosting and preparing!
Small but dedicated group out at Colonia Middle School today for Social Soccer. Although a bit rusty from the time off after Yap Games, it was good to get touches on the field.
Social Soccer will continue again next Sunday at CMS. Those interested in participating should be at the field by 4:30. The game is open to all.
It's hard to believe but Micro Games 2022 is less than three years away. Team Yap preparation starts now.
Hope to see you at the field!
YFA, in collaboration with Waab Healthy Lifestyle Coalition, would like to announce to everyone Social Soccer!
On Sunday September 22, all ages are invited to participate in soccer games at Colonia Middle School. The event is alcohol and drug free, and is open to everyone.
The event begins at 4:30. Soccer cleats or shoes are highly encouraged.
YFA and WHLC thank you in advance.
Hope to see you there!
Yap Games soccer final was played tonight featuring Nimgil vs Rull.
Nimgil came out strong and posted a 6-2 final score capturing the gold medal. Rull earns silver as the runner up. Tomil posted third taking home the bronze.
YFA would like to thank everyone involved in ensuring the tournament went smoothly and many more thanks to all participating players and fans who attended the games!
Tonight all soccer teams receive a well deserved day off from competition.
Tomorrow (Friday July 19th) will be the gold medal game featuring Nimgil vs Rull.
Start time will be 7:30 at Sports Complex.
Hope to see everyone there!
Final preliminary game was tonight at Complex with Rull taking on Tomil.
Rull struck first early in the first half with a goal by Gino. Strong defense on both sides resulted in neither team finding the back of the net for the remainder of the half.
Halftime score : Rull 1 - Tomil 0
Second half saw more tight defense and few scoring chances. With about three minutes remaining Chuggie from Rull beat the goalkeeper to put Rull up 2 - 0, which remained the final score.
Rull advances to the gold medal match Friday to play Nimgil.
Tomil earns the automatic bronze medal for third place overall in the competition.
Gold medal game has been moved from the original start time of six o'clock. New kickoff time will be 7:30 on Friday under the lights at Sports Complex.
Quick update on Yap Games:
Nimgil vs Tomil was canceled due to forfeiture. Nimgil takes the victory. A friendly game transpired afterwards on the full field with players from Nimgil, Rull, and Tomil.
Nimgil vs Tomil -- Nimgil posted a 5-2 victory over Rull and secures first place overall and a berth in the gold medal game scheduled for Friday at 7pm.
Tonight, July 17th, will see Tomil vs Rull at 5:30.
Current Standings :
Nimgil -- 4-0-0 -- 12 pts
Rull -- 1-2-0 -- 3 pts
Tomil -- 0-3-0 -- 0 pts
Yap Games is under way!
Soccer has just completed its first round! Results are as follows:
Friday July 12th: Nimgil 4 - Tomil 0
Saturday July 13th: Nimgil 4 - Rull 0
Sunday July 14th: Rull 6 - Tomil 3
Nimgil - 6 pts
Rull - 3 pts
Tomil - 0 pts
Second round begins tomorrow with Nimgil vs Tomil. Kick off will be at 5:30 at Sports Complex!
This school year, for the first time, YCHS has a soccer team to compete in the varsity football tournament!
Today, the YCHS soccer team had its first match with the team from Faith Christian Academy. It was a fun match, made doubly so by the eventual win—YCHS’s 5-2.
Here’s a highlight reel from this afternoon’s game!
Second day of interscholastic soccer tournament concluded today...
In the 4pm match, Yap Catholic High School and Faith Christian Academy took the field. At the end of the first half, YCHS had a commanding 5-0 lead. In the second half, FCA found the back of the net twice, but could get no closer. Final score: YCHS 5, FCA 2.
Game 2 was supposed to match Yap High School against College of Micronesia, however, COM failed to meet the required minimum players needed to play. YHS earned three additional points in the tournament with the forfeit.
During the time slot, a friendly match commenced against the YHS team. Taking on YHS was a team comprised of state team players, coaches, and FCA players. Fun was had by all!
Many thanks to the spectators who attended to cheer on the teams and once again to Director of Sports Larry for the invaluable assistance in ensuring the games were played!
Special thanks to state team and YHS player Tim Ruweday for refereeing the first game.
All teams now take a two-day break until late Wednesday. Scores of those games and current tournament standings will be posted later that night.
The Yap Football Association is the governing body for football (soccer) on the island of Yap, located in the Federated States of Micronesia. Representatives of the Association are selected from each municipality to overlook, deliberate and promote all football proceedings on the island, including State team training and international competition; island-wide leagues; and events.
The YFA works closely with all municipalities and the outer islands of Yap to promote participation in the sport of football (soccer), as well as teamwork and sportsmanship for all participating athletes.