Football

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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Tupapa Maraerenga FC lose opener

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Vaivase-Tai FC have powered their way past Tupapa Maraerenga FC in the opening match of the OFC Men’s Champions League – Qualifying in Tonga, scoring four unanswered goals to give them the perfect start in qualifying group.

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Cook Islands Football Association invites parents to academy trainings

Thursday 8 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Amidst the palm-fringed fields of the Cook Islands, a chorus of young voices rises in excitement.

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Tupapa Maraerenga adds firepower

Thursday 1 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga FC has added firepower with top players from local clubs and three from New Zealand for the OFC Men’s Champions League Qualifying Tournament this month.

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Cook Islands Football teams up with NZ Football for coaching development

Tuesday 30 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Amidst the pristine beauty of the Cook Islands, a new chapter in football coaching is unfolding. Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA), in a groundbreaking collaboration with New Zealand Football (NZ Football), is championing the advancement of local football coaches by facilitating their attainment of the much-coveted C Licence in football coaching.

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Intense preparation for Nations Cup Qualifiers

Thursday 25 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands national men’s football team has embarked on a crucial journey toward international glory, guided by the newly appointed head coach, Jess Ibrom.

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U19s gear up for OFC Qualifiers

Tuesday 23 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands Football Under 19 Men’s Academy has resumed its preparation for the upcoming OFC U19 Men’s Championship – Qualifiers in April.

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Tupapa FC eyes OFC Champions League spot

Saturday 20 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

As the OFC Men’s Champions League qualifying round draws near, excitement amidst the men of Tupapa Maraerenga FC is building. The draw for the Men’s Champions League Qualifying tournament which took place in Auckland, has set the stage for an intense competition among four aspirant teams, including Tupapa Maraerenga FC.

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Football youngsters resume training

Friday 19 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

As the festive season wraps up, the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has reignited the passion for football among its youth by resuming the CIFA Under 16 Boys Academy training sessions.

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Avatiu FC first Cook Islands team in OFC Women’s Champions League

Wednesday 17 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

History will be made as the Avatiu women’s football side heads to the OFC Women’s Champions League in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from March 10-23, 2024, after securing their fate with a first-ever Rarotonga Round Cup win.

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Cook Islands' beach football talent on display

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands Beach Games 2024 sizzled with excitement on Saturday, as teams clashed on the sandy courts in a vibrant display of beach football.

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Sand-sational! Beach football takes centre stage at Beach Games

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

Excitement continued yesterday as beach football took centre stage at the Cook Islands Beach Games 2024.

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FIFA assistance to Cooks for youth development

Wednesday 10 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

FIFA’s assistance to football in the Cook Islands had led to the development of youth programmes and training sessions over the years.

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The year in sports 2023

Sunday 31 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Fishing, Football, Golf, Handball, League, Netball, Pacific Games 2023, Paddling, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Running, Sailing, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

2023 has been a testament to the dedication and talent of Cook Islands athletes across various sports. Cook Islands News’ Losirene Lacanivalu delves into some of the most remarkable sporting achievements that made headlines in 2023.

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Matavera-Ngatangiia women blaze a trail in Cook Islands Football

Wednesday 20 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

When the annals of Cook Islands football are written, the weekend's events will undeniably claim a chapter of their own.

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Ibrom takes charge as Cook Islands men’s football coach

Tuesday 19 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has appointed Jess Ibrom, the current academy director, as the new head coach for the Cook Islands men’s team.

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