The Cook Islands under-16 women’s national team earned a 2-0 victory over the visiting U16 women’s squad from Tahiti in Saturday’s first international friendly at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.
The visiting Tahiti national under-16 team wasted no time settling in and got straight into training yesterday, in preparation for their first meet against the Cook Islands U16 today at 3pm at the CIFA Complex.
The Cook Islands Under-16 side will be using the upcoming international matches against Tahiti as a buildup for the OFC U16 Women’s Championship in August.
The 2017 Rarotonga Football Season returns when the players kick off on Wednesday in the Under-8 mixed, U11 mixed and U17 men’s divisions at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.
After taking a plunge last year and accepting the role of Cook Islands Football Association technical director, Jess Ibrom gained a deeper understanding about his unique responsibilities at the FIFA MA Technical Directors course in Auckland last week.
Ellerslie Mustangs and Tupapa Maraerenga have been crowned champions of the first-ever inaugural Kia Orana Youth Football Festival after the sides claimed the under-16 girls and boys title, respectively.