The first OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup was held in 2006. In the past 14 years the game has evolved in Oceania, particularly in Tahiti where the Tiki Toa have become one of the world’s best teams; Tahiti and…

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…

Alejo Perez Leguizamon is the man in charge of improving the fitness of Oceania’s match officials. Based in New Zealand, Perez Leguizamon has joined OFC as a Fitness Consultant where his focus will be on developing training resources for…

Kurukuru look ahead to World Cup

The Solomon Islands national fustal team are planning to return to training soon as they begin a long road of preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. Last week, FIFA confirmed the global tournament – that was scheduled to…

U-17 World Cup built legacy in NZ

The first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was held in 2008 and New Zealand embraced their role as hosts. Chris Simpson served as the CEO of the Local Organising Committee and said there were a number of unique challenges…

OFC tournaments postponed

OFC’s Executive Committee has confirmed the postponement of three OFC tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. The men’s OFC U-19 Championship, the OFC Champions League 2020 and the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship have all been affected. The men’s OFC…

After three years of heartbreak, Team Wellington finally reached the top of the mountain as they claimed their first OFC Champions League title in 2018. They met Lautoka FC in a two-leg grand final and triumphed 10-3 on aggregate…

Fiji’s first title

With New Zealand not attending the OFC U-19 Championship in Fiji in 2014 the door was open for a new champion to emerge. New Zealand were due to host the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, meaning they automatically qualified…

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,…

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The fighting spirit of Kurukuru

Don’t count out the Solomon Islands in a game of futsal. Even if their men’s national team is down by multiple goals, they won’t give up. Kurukuru are the dominant force on the futsal court in Oceania and are…