As the year comes to an end the Oceania Football Confederation are counting down some of the best moments of 2021.  

In a watershed moment for the women’s game in the region, the OFC launched its first ever strategic plan dedicated to women’s football in July, with the aim of increasing the development, growth, sustainability and professionalism of the female game.  

 The ALL IN: OFC Women’s Football Strategy 2027 lays out the foundations for achieving OFC’s goal of having two teams at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 and is built on five pillars:  

  • An Equal Oceania – Participation: Breaking down the barriers   
  • A Visible Oceania – Visibility: Raising the awareness of possibilities   
  • A Stronger Oceania – Education: Building the foundations 
  • An Elevated Oceania – Performance: Raising the standards  
  • An Inclusive Oceania – Culture: Leading by example   

A launch held at Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland celebrated the milestone, with guest speeches from FIFA President Gianni Infantino, OFC President Lambert Maltock, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Sarai Bareman and CONCACAF Head of Women’s Football Karina LeBlanc via Zoom.  

OFC Executive Committee Member Johanna Wood was among the high-profile guests able to attend in person.