Q&A with Marvin Eakins

New Zealand’s longest serving futsal player Marvin Eakins is synonymous with the game on the Shaky Isles. Born in the Philippines to his Filipina mother Aida and his Irish father Michael, the 34-year-old has carved out an illustrious playing…

New Caledonian football has made huge strides in the past few years as they have become a major force in our region both on and off the field. Whether performing at elite and youth level, in the women’s game,…

2016 marked a major milestone for Vanuatu, which became the smallest country ever to reach a FIFA tournament by securing qualification for the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. With two World Cup spots on offer for Oceania teams…

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has outlined his three immediate priorities for FIFA to support football during and beyond the coronavirus in a video message specifically addressed to the 211 FIFA member associations and shared with members of the FIFA…

The rise of Tiki Toa – Part 2

Tahiti’s remarkable journey from Temae Beach on the island of Moorea in 2006 to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup final in Portugal is one of world football’s most extraordinary stories. It’s fair to say that despite their…

The rise of Tiki Toa – Part 1

The game of beach soccer has enjoyed incredible growth and popularity in French Polynesia during the past decade thanks to the extraordinary achievements of Tiki Toa, our region’s most successful team on the global stage. During this period the…

2010 marked a watershed year in Oceania’s football history as Papua New Guinea’s Hekari United became the first team outside of New Zealand or Australia to become champions of the region’s premier club football competition. The Port Moresby club…

Fiji Football Association has postponed all scheduled matches, meetings and workshops with immediate effect until further notice. This was confirmed by Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel. Patel said this was in respect to the decision from the Government of…

Youth Solomon Cup deferred

TO ALL OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS This is to formally advise you that the SIFF Executive has made a decision to defer the U16 Youth Solomon Cup scheduled for April 6th to 18th 2020 until further notice. This is due…

Dear Football Friends, As you are all aware, the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus disease COVID−19 a pandemic. Under these circumstances, we must now do everything in our power to protect fans, players, coaches, and everyone else…