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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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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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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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Oceania football advocate for gender equality in the region!

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 was celebrated by the Oceania Football Confederation and its Member Associations on March 8, with children, football staff and administrators in the region all doing their part to pledge support for gender equality. This year’s theme was #BreakTheBias and aimed to call out gender bias, …

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Oceania edition of the FIFA Global Integrity Programme kicks off!

Member Associations from across Oceania joined integrity experts from FIFA and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) this week for the opening of the latest edition of the FIFA Global Integrity Programme. In line with FIFA’s overall vision of making football truly global and its ongoing commitment to …

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FIFA and Pacific Islands Forum to combat climate change!

FIFA and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), on the sidelines of the 72nd FIFA Congress in Doha, committing to working together to enhance awareness of climate change mitigation action to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and leverage opportunities for climate-resilient football …

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OFC Football Division gather online for latest workshop!

The Oceania Football Confederation Football Division hosted a three-day workshop earlier in March to review 2021 and plan for 2022. The event was held online via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand. OFC Chief of Football Division Patrick Jacquemet said the purpose of the workshop was …

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COVID-19 forces Vanuatu & Cook Islands out of 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers!

Following the decisions taken by the football associations of the Cook Islands and Vanuatu to withdraw from the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers due to positive cases of COVID-19 that affected their respective national teams, the Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers has taken the following decisions …

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COVID-19 forces 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers match cancellations & postponement!

The Oceania Football Confederation can confirm that due to a number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Vanuatu and Cook Islands squads, Match Day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers will not go ahead. As a result of the vast majority of the squad testing …

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2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers: Vanuatu has positive tests ahead of Tahiti game!

Following rapid antigen testing conducted on Thursday, March 17 which revealed positive cases of COVID-19 in a vast majority of the Vanuatu squad, the scheduled Match Day 1 meeting between Vanuatu and Tahiti at the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania Qualifiers will not go ahead. The tests were conducted …

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