Mauke defends against Aitutaki striker in the U18 men’s division on Saturday. CIFA Media/21050225
Blue skies greeted the many young players and faithful supporters to an exciting and talent-filled day of football on Saturday at the start of the much-awaited 2021 Kia Orana Youth Football Festival.
The week-long football festival is being played at the CIFA
complex in Matavera, the Takitumu Field, and the Titikaveka field.
All three fields on Saturday were flooded with players and
supporters ready to take on day one of the tournament.
Spectators were edging off their seats as young athletes
portrayed their talent on the football field, contesting for goals and
following through with each play.
The outer island teams showed strength during all games, and
Rarotonga teams came out with the same spirit to represent their club and
All teams contesting in day two’s fiesta today will bring
their A-game and ensure three-points are added to their tally to guarantee a
top two spot in their pool, and taking them closer to silverware for the 2021
Kia Orana Youth Football Festival!
Pool A: U15 Girls Puaikura 8 Atiu 0, U15 Girls Mangaia 2
Avatiu 1, U15 Boys Puaikura 0 Atiu 2, U15 Boys Mangaia 0 Avatiu 6, U18 Women
Puaikura 13 Atiu 1, U18 Women Mangaia 3 Nikao Sokattak 0, U18 Men Puaikura 0
Atiu 9, U18 Men Mangaia 0 Nikao Sokattak 4; Pool B U15 Girls Mauke 6 Tupapa 1,
U15 Girls Mitiaro 5 Takitumu 1, U15 Boys Aitutaki 2 Tupapa 1, U15 Boys Mauke 5
Takitumu 0, U18 Women Tupapa 0 Takitumu 0, U18 Men Tupapa 4 Takitumu 0, U18 Men
Aitutaki 2 Mauke 1.
CIFA Field 1: 12pm Pool B U18 Women Tupapa
Maraerenga-Aitutaki (Bye Vaka Takitumu), 1:25pm Pool B U18 Men Tupapa Maraerenga-Aitutaki,
2:50pm Pool B U18 Men Vaka Takitumu-Mauke. CIFA Field 2: 12pm Pool B U15 Girls
Tupapa Maraerenga-Mitiaro, 1:10pm Pool B U15 Boys Tupapa Maraerenga-Mauke,
2:20pm Pool B U15 Girls Vaka Takitumu-Mauke, 3:30pm Pool B U15 Boys Vaka
Takitumu-Aitutaki; Takitumu Field: 12pm
Pool A 18 Women Puaikura-Mangaia,
1:25pm Pool A U18 Men Puaikura-Mangaia, 2:50pm Pool A U18 Women Atiu-Nikao
Sokattak, 4:15pm Pool A U18 Men
Atiu-Nikao Sokattak; Titikaveka Field: 12pm Pool A U15 Girls Puaikura-Mangaia,
1:10pm Pool A U15 Boys Puaikura-Mangaia,
2:20pm Pool A U15 Girls Atiu-Avatiu, 3:30pm Pool A U15 Boys Atiu-Avatiu.