The school teams include seven boys’ and seven girls’ teams from Avarua, Arorangi, Nikao, Titikaveka, Nukutere, Papa’aroa and Te Uki Ou.
They will battle it out on the field in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions to see who will have bragging rights in this year’s tournament.
The Cook Islands Football Association development officers have been visiting schools around Rarotonga to help students familiarise themselves with basic rules and techniques.
Both the boys’ and girls’ divisions will be split into two pools, Pool A and Pool B, where they will play each other to determine which schools will go through to the playoffs before heading into the finals to settle the winner.
Schools that have been drawn into Pool A are Avarua, Arorangi, Nikao and Titikaveka, while in Pool B the schools are Nukutere, Papa’aroa and Te Uki Ou.
Apii Nikao, who were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ divisions last year, will be looking to repeat their fine form.
However, they will have to put up a good fight against other schools who will be taking their shot at the title holders.
This year’s contenders will surely put it all on the line to win top honours for their respective schools.
The participants will also get an opportunity to be selected to be a part of CIFA’s grassroots development programmes.
Good luck to all participating schools for your games tomorrow.