The victorious Black Wolves side from Tupapa. PHOTO: PAUL ALLSWORTH/22011710
Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) says they are pleased with the level of competition witnessed at the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games beach football tournament last week.
beach football competition was held from Thursday to Saturday at the Nikao beach
Black Wolves retained the men’s title while Spice Queenz claimed the women’s
Dean, CIFA’s competition and club licencing manager, said: “The beach football
competition was exciting to watch in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Having
a couple of new teams participate this year together with a number of familiar
teams from last year was good to see.”
it is the second year of playing beach football, majority of the teams and
players are familiar with the basic rules and playing on the sand, making it
fun and competitive for all who participated.
teams asserting their dominance early on day one while other teams looking to
enjoying the game and finding their form in day two and final match day.”
Wolves finished the tournament unbeaten with five wins amassing the maximum 15
points followed by Onetox in second place with three wins, a draw and a loss on
10 points. With two wins, a draw and two losses, Spice Guys finished in third
the women’s competition, Spice Queenz were unbeaten – four wins and a draw (13
points) – followed by former champions Ladies in Black with three wins, a loss
and a draw.
placed Vibers also managed three wins, a loss and a draw but lost out to Ladies
in Black on goal difference.
beach touch at the Nikao beach courts and 3x3 basketball at the Edgewater
courts started yesterday.
volleyball and air badminton will be the final events at this year’s Beach
1 – W: The Vibers 1 - Spice Baez 0, M: Palmerston 0 - Spice Guys 7, W: Spice
Queenz 5 - Just Kick It 3, M: Brew Crew 3 - Onetox 3, W: Palmerston 1 - Ladies
in Black 6, M: Black Wolves 6 - Yeah 4; Day 2 – W: Palmerston 0 - The Vibers 8,
M: Spice Guys 2 - Onetox 3, W: Spice Queenz 3 - Spice Baez 3, M: Yeah 4 -
Palmerston 2, W: Just Kick It 0 - Ladies in Black 4, M: Brew Crew 2 - Black
Wolves 9, W: Spice Baez 7 - Palmerston 0, M: Onetox 7 - Palmerston 0, W: Just
Kick It 2 - The Vibers 5, M: Yeah 1 - Brew Crew 3, W: Ladies in Black 3 - Spice
Queenz 4, M: Black Wolves 1 - Spice Guys; Day 3 – Women: Just Kick 4 – Palmerston 0, Men: Brew Crew 2 – Spice Guys 4, Women: Ladies in
Black 5 – Spice Baez 0, Men: Black Wolves 4 – Palmerston 1, Women: The Vibers 0 – Spice Queenz 4, Men: Onetox 0 – Yeah 1, Women: Spice Baez 4 – Just
Kick It 1, Men: Palmerston 2 – Brew Crew 4, Women: Ladies in Black 2 – The
Vibers 2, Men: Spice Guys 1 – Yeah 1, Women: Palmerston 0 – Spice Queenz 4,
Men: Black Wolves 6 – Onetox 2.