Beach Soccer

It is sometimes said that the players of Oceania are ‘born on the sand’.

The consistent, competitive presence of Tahiti and Solomon Islands at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups has created a proud heritage for beach soccer in the region, with Tahiti not only hosting the game’s premier event in 2013 but reaching the final in 2015 and 2017.

World class players abound on Pacific sands and have inspired a new generation of youngsters to take up the sport.

OFC supports all its member associations to organise beach soccer activities from grassroots to senior level, with recent highlights including the establishment of new facilities and local competitions in Port Vila, Vanuatu and Ha’apai, Tonga.