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Tag Archives: Tonga

Coaching courses help grassroots football in Tonga!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Tonga’s Loto-Tonga Soka Centre, with local coaches receiving guidance and support. OFC Player Development Officer Phil Parker was in Nuku’ualofa to have a look at the grassroots environment, complete assessments about the needs of the coaching staff and connect with those in …

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Tonga experiences first international futsal referees’ course!

Twenty-five Tongan referees had the opportunity to upskill at their latest FIFA MA Futsal Referees Course, the first-ever done in person by a FIFA Futsal Referees Instructor. Ken Wallace, who is based in New Zealand, travelled to Nuku’alofa, Tonga to facilitate the course between September 26-30. Wallace was assisted by …

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Tonga refereeing back in action following natural disaster!

Refereeing in Tonga has made a gradual return following the eruption and devastation of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January this year. It has been a tough situation for the people of Tonga who after a month of rebuilding their lives from the natural disaster, were hit by the COVID-19 …

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Tonga out of 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania’s OFC preliminary competition following disaster!

The devastating impacts of this month’s natural disaster in Tonga has resulted in Tonga withdrawing from taking part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Oceania’s OFC preliminary competition. The large volcanic eruption and tsunami which struck on January 15 has caused widespread damage across much of Tonga and impacted …

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AFC join Tonga efforts for Li’oa Ma’a Tonga campaign!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has joined UEFA in supporting the Oceania Football Confederation’s campaign to mobilise support for Tonga, following this month’s devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. The AFC has called on the Asian football family and world football to support the Li’oa Ma’a Tonga – Give your all, …

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UEFA pledges support for Li’oa Ma’a Tonga campaign!

The governing body of European football, UEFA, has thrown its support behind the Oceania Football Confederation’s fundraising campaign for Tonga, Li’oa Ma’a Tonga – Give your all for Tonga. UEFA confirmed its support for the campaign on Tuesday. “We will make a financial contribution and strongly encourage other members of …

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Oceania Football Confederation launches Tonga fundraising campaign!

The Oceania Football Confederation have launched a campaign to mobilise support for Tonga, following this month’s devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami which caused widespread damage throughout the Kingdom. The campaign is called Li’oa Ma’a Tonga, which in English translates to ‘Give your all, for Tonga,’ with members of the public …

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Tonga’s local heroes encourage girls to give football a go!

OFC Women’s Football Ambassador Lositika Feke and former Tonga national women’s player Tangimausia Ma’afu served as volunteers at the Tonga Football Association’s (TFA) girls’ festival a fortnight ago, which saw over 150 girls attend. Held on the eastern district of Tongatapu, 10 communities from Fua’amotu, Nakolo, Ha’asini, Lavengatonga, Fatumu, Lapaha, …

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Just Play Youth Coaching Course trialled in Tonga!

The trial of a new course run by the Tonga Football Association (TFA) saw 75 attendees take part in three separate courses held across the islands of Ha’apai, Vava’u and Tongatapu. The Just Play Youth Coaching Course was a collaborative project between the TFA social responsibility and technical departments and …

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