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Education Centre

Our business is football.

At Oceania Football Confederation, we’re investing in the futures of our players, coaches and leaders.

The OFC Education Centre is a ground-breaking new initiative developed by Oceania Football Confederation to grow the game and build towards the objectives of the OFC Strategic Plan.

The Oceania-wide programme will provide each member association with an educational institute where participants can share knowledge, skills and experiences.

Participants will receive OFC-recognised training and qualification in coaching, refereeing, sport administration and management, sport medicine and fitness, high performance and elite development, club management and development and event management.

The curriculum for each topic is be divided into four levels: foundation courses, certification courses, licensing courses and refresher courses.

Participants will gain regionally-recognised accreditation as they progress through the levels.

Following the introduction to a topic through the foundation course, participants will continue to the MA-delivered course to become certified in that topic. The participant will then continue to the OFC-delivered course to receive their regional recognised licence.

By aligning all courses across all member associations, OFC can provide a more comprehensive strategy for the future, a clear pathway for participants and qualification which is transferrable across OFC’s 11 member associations.

By training locally-based instructors to deliver the courses in their member associations, OFC is empowering leaders to contribute to the development of football in their home nations and communities.

Through centralised training of instructors and local implementation, the OFC Education Centre aims to:

Offer educational hubs and resources for the development of careers in football.

Upskill local volunteers to develop football in their communities

Encourage and guide players, coaches and volunteers to improve their abilities.

Provide a sustainable Oceania-wide educational network.



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OFC Futsal Cup 2022

September 13 - September 18
Vodafone Arena, Suva, Fiji
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OFC U-19 Championship 2022

September 7 - September 24
Stade Pater, Tahiti
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OFC Champions League 2022

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OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022

July 13 - July 30
ANZ Stadium, 220 Laucala Bay Rd
Suva, Fiji
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OFC Women’s Football Strategy Launch

15 July 2021 @ 7 h 00 min - 21 h 30 min NZST
Park Hyatt Hotel, 99 Halsey Street
Auckland CBD, 1010 New Zealand
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FIFA World Cup Qatar™ 2022 OFC Qualifier

March 17 - March 30
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OFC U-17 Championship 2021

10 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
Fiji, Fiji
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OFC Futsal Invitational 2021

5 April 2021 - 14 April 2021
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OFC U-20 Championship 2021

23 January 2021 - 7 February 2021
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All OFC tournaments have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

9 March 2020 - 15 May 2021

A decision on all other OFC competitions for 2021 will be made prior to 15 May. To find out the latest information regarding each league within Oceania, click on the map and scroll through.

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