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Eleven vying for CISNOC Sec-Gen role

Saturday 13 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) received 11 applications for the Secretary General position and is finalising the appointment with Owen Lewis acting until a replacement is chosen.

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Cook Islands maintain unbeaten record

Friday 12 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands have retained their unbeaten record at the OFC U-19 Men’s Championship 2024 – Qualifying after a 3-2 win over American Samoa in stifling heat at VFF Freshwater Stadium in Port Vila yesterday.

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Social media campaign to unearth players paying dividends for Cooks

Thursday 11 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

From Asia to the Netherlands, the Cook Islands national team is casting its net ever wider in search of players. Craig Stephen reports.

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Late Tonga goal denies Cook Islands victory in OFC U19 Championship

Tuesday 9 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands U19 men's team conceded a last-minute goal to draw 1-1 with Tonga in the OFC U19 Championship qualification.

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Cook Islands football coach paving the way to international success

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

With a population of just over 17,000, Cook Islands are the smallest member association in FIFA, but that hasn’t stopped the South Pacific nation of dreaming big.

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Cook Islands Football appoints goalkeeping development officer

Saturday 6 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In the world of football, the role of a goalkeeper often goes beyond the field – it’s a position that shapes the game’s very spirit.

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Apii Avarua and Nukutere College crowned champions in CIFA Schools Competition

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

Apii Avarua and Nukutere College were crowned the champions in the annual Cook Islands Football Association schools competition for students in year 7 and 8.

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Cook Islands secure narrow victory vs Tonga to end campaign on a high

Tuesday 26 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands held on to clinch a narrow 1-0 victory against hosts Tonga in a tight final match at the OFC Men’s Nations Cup 2024 – Qualifying yesterday.

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Last-gasp goal crushes Cooks’ Nations Cup dreams

Saturday 23 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

A stunning free-kick just minutes from full-time has ensured that Samoa will take their place at the OFC Men’s Nations Cup 2024 in June.

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Annual School Tournament enters fourth week

Thursday 21 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Annual School Tournament, held every week, enters its fourth week tomorrow at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.

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Cooks need win to keep Nations Cup hopes alive

Thursday 21 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands national men’s football side is all focused on getting their OFC Nations Cup Qualifying campaign off to a winning start when they face Samoa tomorrow.

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Cook Islands aims to conquer OFC Qualifiers, despite underdog status

Tuesday 19 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands national men’s football team has landed on Tongan soil with a singular, burning ambition – to conquer the OFC Nations Cup Qualifying stage and progress into the OFC Men’s Nations Cup scheduled for June.

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Avatiu FC bows out of OFC Women’s Champions League without a win

Monday 18 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Hekari United have confirmed their place in the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Champions League in the Solomon Islands with an impressive 5-0 victory over Cook Islands’ Avatiu FC in wet conditions in Honiara over the weekend.

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Uini steals the show with wonder goal for Avatiu FC despite second loss

Thursday 14 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Two late goals secured Tafea FC their first win at the OFC Women’s Champions League, overcoming Avatiu FC 4-2 at Lawson Tama Stadium on Tuesday (Cook Islands time).

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Avatiu FC fall short in OFC Women’s Champions League debut

Tuesday 12 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Poor weather on Sunday (Cook Islands time) might have meant that Solomon Islands’ Henderson Eels were made to wait a little longer to make their OFC Women’s Champions League debut than they’d hoped, but their patience was rewarded with a 2-0 win over Avatiu FC in Honiara.

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Avatiu ready to showcase Cook Islands women’s football to the world

Tuesday 5 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In an unprecedented journey that captures the spirit of adventure and competition, the Avatiu FC women’s football team today will depart for the Solomon Islands to compete in the OFC Women’s Champions League.

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CIFA takes football into schools

Thursday 29 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has launched a training and competition programme to prepare Rarotonga schools for a football tournament and inspire a lifelong passion for the sport.

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Changing the landscape of women’s football in Cook Islands

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In the vast, turquoise waters of the Pacific, stands a modern-day trailblazer redefining the world of football in the Cook Islands.

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Tupapa bows out with 3-2 win

Friday 23 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga FC pulled off a hard-fought 3-2 victory at the OFC Men’s Champions League – Qualifying to deny Veitongo FC a qualification spot.

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Harmon stars with seven goals as Tupapa Maraerenga FC Thrash Vaiala Tonga SC

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga FC have secured an important 14-0 win in a fiery encounter against a Vaiala Tonga SC that saw four players sent off at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa yesterday.

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