NOUMEA – Federation Caledonienne de Football (FCF) will stage an over 35 seven-a-side football tournament at Stade Pentecost to help raise funds for cancer research. The tournament is scheduled for Sunday 25 January, 2009, and kicks-off at 09h00 local time.

New Caledonia national team coach Dider Chambaron is facilitating the tournament after a hugely successful tenure in Noumea. The teams will be charged 5000 francs entry fee with a limit of ten players per squad, allowing for three substitutes.

Chambaron led New Caledonia to its highest ever finish in the 2008 OFC Nations Cup when they finished runners-up to New Zealand. New Caledonia won the XIII South Pacific Games Men’s Football Tournament gold medalin 2007 and recently finished fifth at the Coupe de L’Outre-Mer in France in 2008.

The project is the brain-child of FCF’s Technical Development group which met the federation’s headquarters in Noumea recently for a workshop. Although the tournament is described as an over 35 competition, there will be some leeway given to players in and around the age limit to emphasise the worthiness of the cause and highlight the social responsibility aspect.

For further details please contact Didier Chambaron (FCF) or the FCF offices at the following numbers:

+687-27 23 83

+687-75 18 01 

+687-91 20 43 

+687-94 11 83