Upskilling and refreshing new and old futsal referees on the Laws of the Game, TFA Futsal Instructor Kalisitiane Koaneti hosted a workshop at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre before kicking off the 2017 Tonga Football Association Futsal Competition last week. Guiding…

Lutu standing out for Tonga

After contributing 24 goals to Veitongo’s victory at the 2017 Tonga Football Girls U-17 Tournament, Seini Lutu has been called up to the Tonga national squad for the upcoming OFC U-19 Women’s Championship. “I told myself that I need…

A third team on the field made history in Navutoka’s 3-2 win against Veitongo FC in the TFA Women’s League Stage 2 final last week, with three Lelenga siblings officiating together for the first time in their careers. With…

Veitongo retain cup

Defending champions Veitongo have held their title in the Tonga Women’s League after defeating Navutoka Women’s Senior team in the Nuku’alofa league final on Friday. Veitongo opened the scoring in the 30th minute after Lisi Papani made a very…

Technical Directors Kilifi Uele and Ravinesh Kumar are representing Tonga and Fiji respectively at this week’s OFC/NZF A Licence coaching course in Auckland, aiming to build a higher standard of coaching in their countries. Although receiving the A Licence…

New Zealand’s first appointed Sports Ambassador to the Pacific and shotput legend Valerie Adams joined 200 children at a Just Play festival at Átele Indoor Stadium in Tonga during one of her first outings in her new role. The…

Referee course lifting standards

Taking a holistic approach to improving football in the nation, Tonga Football Association held a FIFA MA Refereeing Course last week to upskill and refresh local referees on the Laws of the Game. FIFA Instructor Subkhiddin M. Salleh led…

Feke inspired by personal experience

Growing up in Tonga Penateti Feke wasn’t involved in any grassroots programme or structured club system, but as Tonga Football Association Head of Competitions she understands how important both are to football development. Feke is in Auckland, New Zealand…

Tukia set to strive in NZ

His talent on the football field landed him the honour of representing Tonga in the inaugural OFC Education Centre, but 15 year old Tonga U-17 Viliami Alipate Tukia has his eyes set on making the most of the academic…