Senior men’s teams are preparing for kick-off in the Championnat on 3 September while the senior women can look forward to the Pacific Games in Noumea next August to cap off an eventful year.
Youth players also have plenty to look forward to with U-14, U-16 and U-19 leagues resuming in September and an U-17 selection set to compete in the OFC qualifiers early next year.
Key dates for the 2010/2011 season
– The senior men’s ‘Championnat’ D1 and D2 will get underway on Friday 3 September. The first phase of the competition is expected to end the first weekend of February next year.
– The second phase of Play Off / Play In / Play Down will take place from February 18 to June 10, 2011.
– The first round of the Cup is scheduled for Wednesday 20 October with the final set to be played on Saturday 18 June to conclude the season.
– For OFC’s premier club competition the O-League, AS Tefan will play against Waitakere United, Auckland City and AS Magenta on the weekends of 4-5 December, 5-6 February and 26-27 February respectively.
– The Coupe de France, involving AS Dragon, is set for 20-21 November.
– U-14, U-16 and U-19 youth leagues will resume on 18 September, 2010, with kids football also starting around this time.
The 2010/2011 season will also include a full calendar of events and international tournaments
– A representative for the Tahiti Nui Cup to feature from 22 September to 2 October 2010.
– The 3rd Festival of the Islands Challenge Alfonso Greig will take place from 17 to 22 December and will include over 800 participants from throughout Polynesia.
– The OFC Congress – scheduled to take place in Tahiti from 20 to 23 January 2011 – will mark the New Year.
– February will be another busy month with plans in place for the OFC Beach Soccer Championship in Temae from 22 to 26 February.
– The U-17 Tahiti men’s team will leave for New Zealand in February for the OFC qualifiers in a bid to emulate their U-20 side and qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.
– Tahiti will then be represented in the women’s draw of the Pacific Games in Noumea next August/September, capping off an eventful season.
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