A national team of 15 fighters and team management will represent the country at an event in Tahiti in July this year.
Muay Thai Cook Islands president Tabitha Ahsin said the whole trip is expected to cost them about $20,000.
She said they have planned some fundraisers in a bid to raise the necessary funds needed for this competition.
“This is our first-ever international competition and we are very excited about that,” Ahsin said.
“However, it will cost us quite a bit of money and we have to find ways to raise the necessary funds needed for this trip.”
The Muay Thai Cook Islands team held a car-wash fundraiser last weekend which drew moderate support.
“We are doing a half-island truck run fundraiser this Saturday and we hope for good support from the public,” said Ahsin.
“We will have members from Muay Thai Cook Islands conducting this fundraising drive and we request people to come forward and help us with whatever support they can afford.”
Ahsin said they have also lined up a quiz night in the coming week, followed by another truck run, in their bid to reach their $20,000 target.
“The competition in Tahiti provides us with an exciting opportunity to expose the local talent at international level and we want to make the most of that opportunity.”