Oceania Football Confederation President Mr. Reynald Temarii continued his series of trips around the region focusing on learning and understanding how different national associations within the Confederation operate.
Mr. Temarii was in Vanuatu last week to attend the FIFA Com-Unity Course and FIFA Goal Project inauguration.
At the conclusion of the FIFA Com-Unity Course in Port Vila Mr. Temarii outlined the Confedration’s plan for the next 12 years, and fielded questions from the football family in an open forum session.
Again, outlining the planned OFC “Festival of Football” as one of the key tasks in the implementation of youth development programmes and tournaments for Oceania’s next generation of players.
Other key tasks outlined by Mr. Temarii included the proposed cooperation agreements between OFC national associations, and programmes around Futsal and women’s development as well as the development of coaches and referees.
Mr. Temarii also requested that the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, the Honorable Ham Lini, look at synchronizing the school calendar. Such a move will avoid OFC, and other sports, scheduling tournaments that clash with important school exams.
New Caledonia is the next stop on Mr. Temarii’s list, before the OFC Executive meet prior to the FIFA Congress in Marrakech, Morocco in September.