Cook Islands and PNG set to play

Football will return in the Cook Islands next week. On Wednesday, August 12, Rarotonga will host their popular grassroots programme for 5-12 year olds at the CIFA Complex in Matavera. Following the grassroots programme, a collection of other competitions…

OFC announces funding increases

OFC will invest an unprecedented NZD$43 million directly into football development in 2021 and 2022. As part of its long-term strategy, the organisation is deeply committed to developing football in the Pacific. OFC will increase its development grant to…

New NZ age-group assistants named

Former All White Aaron Clapham is set to return to the international fold as assistant coach of the New Zealand U-17 men’s team while Michael Mayne has been appointed in the same role within the U-20 men’s set-up.  Clapham,…

OFC tournaments update

OFC’s Executive Committee has agreed to reshape the tournament calendar for the rest of the year and the start of 2021. The committee approved a number of changes during their online conference last week that will impact this year’s…

OFC has launched a Women’s Football Capacity Building Programme. The multi-faceted programme is aimed at enhancing the sustainability of women’s football in the Pacific, while building stronger communities within the OFC football family. Phase one of the project is…

Q&A with Katie Rood

Katie Rood has enjoyed a busy few years in football recently as the game has taken her around the globe, while she made her long-awaited first appearance for the Football Ferns in 2017. She was part of the New…

OFC’s Futsal Coach Educator Juliano Schmeling has continued to lead Fijian futsal coaches in their development, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Borders may be closed or restricted in countries throughout the Pacific, but Schmeling has used online…

NZ map path to Belgium clash

New Zealand have put in place plans to return to international football this October against the No 1 FIFA ranked team in the world Belgium. The All Whites have laid provisional plans to take on The Red Devils at…

Looking back: The OFC Nations Cup 2002

Before Australia left OFC to join the Asian Football Confederation, beating the Socceroos used to be one of the biggest challenges in the Pacific. But on July 14, 2002, New Zealand’s All Whites managed to edge their rivals from…