Fédération Calédonienne de Football last week provided the opportunity for 64 women to put their best foot forward ahead of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup which is set down for later in 2022. 

The four-day event marked the start of New Caledonia’s preparations for the tournament, with the ultimate goal of gaining qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup was last held in New Caledonia in 2018, with the nation recording a fourth-placed finish.

New Caledonia head coach Michel Berbeche said talent ID games were a proactive way to identify players for the national women’s squad.

“This is only the first stage of preparation for us and we have a lot of work to put in place,” Berbeche said.

“The final objective is to prepare a group of competitive individuals for future tournaments.”