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Oceania Football leaders gather to host Football Division workshop!

The Oceania Football Confederation hosted an internal four-day workshop between March 24-29 at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, to review the Football Division’s activities and plan for 2021. OFC General Secretary Franck Castillo and Chief of the Football Division Patrick Jacquemet provided organisational updates, while twelve staff members from various …

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Oceania Emergency Programme redesign undergoes testing!

The redesign of the OFC Just Play Emergency Programme resources has reached the testing phase of its development journey. The Just Play team in Fiji have played a pivotal role in responding to natural disasters around the Pacific, including Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, the volcanic eruption in Ambae, Vanuatu …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day across the Pacific!

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, offering an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played a role in the history of their countries and communities. While unprecedented advances have been made …

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Oceania Football Confederation confirms schedule changes!

The Oceania Football Confederation is proactively adapting its competitions strategy to tackle the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with a strong focus on its long-term goals. In a bid to provide our Member Associations with more meaningful matches, various short and long-term solutions are currently being worked on, including the …

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Statement by FIFA & its six confederations on breakaway competitions!

In light of recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European ‘Super League’ by some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations (AFC, CAF, Concacaf, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasise that such a competition would not be recognised by either …

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Oceania Football Confederation’s Football Division tackles new challenges!

Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) Football Development department completely changed the way they worked in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many challenges at workplaces around the world and OFC is no different. Travel is one of the key pillars of how the Football team operate at OFC as it allows …

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Oceania Football Confederation makes more 2021 calendar changes!

The OFC Executive Committee has agreed to further changes to the OFC’s football calendar for the upcoming year 2021. Due to the uncertain international environment caused by COVID-19 and border restrictions throughout the Pacific, OFC remains unable to operate football tournaments. The OFC U-20 Championship, that was due to be …

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Lord Ve’ehala elected as third Oceania FC vice-president!

The OFC Executive Committee has held its final meeting for 2020, wrapping up a year unlike any other in the Oceania Football Confederation’s 54-year history. Although 2020 has been forgettable for many reasons, OFC believes many positives have resulted from a year of uncertainty and unprecedented disruption. The Executive Committee …

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Just Play Cup wraps in Fiji!

The success of the inaugural Just Play Cup in Fiji has organisers already looking ahead to the wider implementation of the pilot project in 2021. The Just Play Cup is a tournament-type programme which runs alongside the Just Play Programme incorporating a traditional football model alongside social components, providing players …

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