A decisive 2-0 win over Apii Nikao for the boys and a 2-0 win against Papaaroa for the girls at the CIFA Complex in Matavera secured them the 2018 title.
They dominated the knockout stages of the competition for a deserved victory.
In their semi-final tie, Avarua proved too strong for Te Uki Ou School, winning 3-0 to set up their title clash with defending champions Apii Nikao, who defeated Nukutere 3-1 in the other semi-final battle.
The exciting match between Avarua and Apii Nikao saw both sides determined to win.
Avarua showed skill and football flair as they scored early in the match, while Apii Nikao tried tirelessly to shut down their opponents and score some goals of their own – only for Avarua to find the back of the net twice, ending the match with a 2-0 win.
Avarua School notched up first place in the primary school senior boys’ division, with Apii Nikao finishing second and Nukutere in third.
In the girls’ division, Papaaroa School caused an upset when they defeated Arorangi School in their semi-final battle.
Arorangi School stamped their authority throughout the group stage. They started their campaign by defeating Avarua 2-1, then eased to a 4-0 win over Titikaveka.
However, lack of composure during a penalty shootout against Papaaroa saw them lose out on a finals berth.
Avarua School went on to defeat Papaaroa in their finals clash and won 2-0.
Following these matches, the presentation of trophies was conducted by CIFA general secretary Mii Piri and CIFA vice president Junior Areai.
CIFA would like to congratulate all the schools who won their divisions in this year’s championship and all of those schools who participated in the competition as well.
- CIFA Media
Boys’ division: 1st Avarua, 2nd Apii Nikao, 3rd Nukutere.
Girls’ division: 1st Avarua, 2nd Papaaroa, 3rd Arorangi.