Friday , May 20 2022

Oceania

Fiji host FIFA’s Angelo Schirinzi for first-ever beach soccer course!

The development of beach soccer in Fiji took an important next step last month, with the association holding their first FIFA Beach Soccer Coaching Course in Vatuwaqa. The course was led by Angelo Schirinzi, a FIFA Instructor with a history of helping to grow the game in Tahiti and Solomon …

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OFC Women’s Nations Cup set down for July in Fiji!

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 has been confirmed to take place in Fiji between July 13-30, with nine Member Associations taking part in a bid to earn qualification to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, …

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FIFA launch tender process for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup media rights in selected territories in Asia!

FIFA has announced that it will launch an invitation to tender (ITT) on April 28, 2022 for the sale of media rights to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in selected territories across Asia. Interested parties will be invited to make an offer in one or more of the following …

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Tahiti’s Animatrice Fédérale workshops boosting women’s football!

Women’s football development continues in Tahiti with Animatrice Fédérale workshops returning to local clubs in March this year. Delivered by the Fédération Tahitienne de Football (FTF), Animatrice Fédérale aims to teach girls, women and men how to best support women’s football in Tahiti. The workshop focuses on key areas such …

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Oceania’s Women’s Development Officers benefit from Train the Trainer Programme!

Twenty Women’s Development Officers (WDOs) became qualified OFC Women’s Football Educators after completing the organisation’s Train the Trainer Programme earlier this year. The WDOs came from seven Member Associations, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and New Zealand. New Zealanders Annalie Longo, Alana Gunn and …

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New education centre planned for Papua New Guinea football!

The Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) has signed an agreement with National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) to build an K10-million PNGFA Education Centre in Tambul, Western Highlands. PNGFA President John Kapi Natto said they are very grateful with the partnership with NARI, as this is part of PNGFA’s vision …

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Just Play: Whānau Ora, Kia Ora and Football Ora!

The smiles said it all. When Shakael Pickering blasted a shot into the back of the net at the Kaikohe Football Club earlier this month, the humble 14-year-old probably wasn’t thinking about being a role model. But when you’re surrounded by dozens of local kids watching your every move, it’s …

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CUPRA new official automotive partner of Australia’s Socceroos & Matildas!

CUPRA, Australia’s newest car and lifestyle brand, is teaming up with Football Australia to support the professional development of men’s and women’s football in Australia. Announced following the Matildas’ friendly against New Zealand last night, CUPRA becomes the official automotive partner of the men’s Socceroos and women’s Matildas national teams …

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First co-designed Grassroots Football Festival a hit in New Zealand’s Kaikohe!

A combined effort involving the Oceania Football Confederation and three other leading football organisations has seen a new-look Grassroots Football Festival piloted at the Kaikohe AFC in New Zealand’s far north. Last weekend the OFC, alongside Māori Football Aotearoa (MFA), New Zealand Football (NZF) and Northern Region Football (NRF) delivered …

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Tahiti host FIFA Instructors for two referees courses!

The Fédération Tahitienne de Football (FTF) held two courses earlier this year in Papeete, which saw FIFA Instructors attend in person for the first time in two years. Perry Gautier was the instructor for the Futsal Referees Course in February, while Alain Lim led a football MA Referees Course in …

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