Football

Tupapa, Matavera claim knockout titles

Monday 18 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

As the spectators and players arrived at CIFA Complex, the air crackled with raw, infectious excitement. Football enthusiasts from every corner congregated, their collective anticipation palpable, bracing for a thrilling day of championship-deciding duels on Saturday.

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Clash of titans in football finale

Saturday 16 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Exciting matches are set to take place in the Cook Islands Football Association Knockout Cup finals today.

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Titikaveka tide takes over grassroots finals

Friday 15 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Although Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) staff were skeptical of the weather forecast on Wednesday ahead of the grassroots knock finals at the CIFA complex, a tide of electric blue washed over the complex as parents and supporters of the Titikaveka Teams, turned out in force to cheer on their young prodigies.

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Tereora College and CIFA forge community spirit through football

Thursday 14 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tereora College, in conjunction with the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA), orchestrated a football festival of epic proportions this week.

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A weekend of stunning semi-final football

Monday 11 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In an exciting display of football, this past Saturday served up a smorgasbord of semi-final matches that had spectators on the edge of their seats.

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Young ref makes international debut

Friday 8 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Sixteen-year-old dynamic referee George George, hailing from the picturesque Cook Islands, has taken a giant leap onto the global arena, officiating the fiercely contested matches at the prestigious Western Springs U17 Youth Football Tournament in New Zealand.

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CIFA ousts Arere after court decision, 10-year ban upheld

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has officially dismissed its president, Tiraa Arere, after months of a leadership dispute that ended up in court.

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Rarotonga football season's knock-out rounds

Monday 4 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Rarotonga football season is nearing the finals matches, and the knock-out rounds have turned up the heat on the island's football fields.

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Exciting knockout matches await

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Football enthusiasts can look forward to thrilling knockout matches in the first round eliminations taking place at the CIFA Complex, Matavera, and the Takitumu School Grounds, Matavera, today.

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Pacific Games Council ‘not intending’ to take action against Cook Islands football

Wednesday 29 November 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Football, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

The Pacific Games Council will not take any action against the Cook Islands Football Association for forfeiting its final matches at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Cook Islands football forfeits Pacific Games playoff matches

Monday 27 November 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Football, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

The Cook Islands football men’s and women’s football teams were asked by their governing body to forfeit their playoff matches at the Pacific Games without the knowledge of Team Cook Islands management.

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Developing football mentors

Thursday 23 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The beautiful island of Atiu was abuzz with excitement as 17 enthusiastic participants gathered for a three-day Junior Coaching Course, delivered by Jess Ibrom, the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) national academy director, last week.

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Building the future of national talent

Wednesday 22 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) U13 Boys National Academy has officially commenced its journey this Monday at the CIFA Complex.

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Football enters knockout rounds

Monday 20 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Rarotonga Football Season concluded its thrilling Round Cup competition over the weekend, resulting in a spectacular display of athletic prowess and sportsmanship from all the participating teams.

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Nail-biting clashes loom in final round

Saturday 18 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The final round matches of the Rarotonga Football Season are set to take place today. Matches for Round 15 began last week ahead of the departure of the national players who will represent the Cook Islands at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara.

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Cook Islands Football teams touch down in Honiara for Pacific Games

Thursday 16 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands football teams proudly departed for the Solomon Islands on Tuesday morning, gearing up to represent their country at the 2023 Pacific Games.

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Avatiu FC reign supreme in women’s football, claiming first-ever championship title

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In a rescheduled round 15 match between Avatiu FC and Matavera-Ngatangiia FC this Monday, the women’s teams faced off in a fight for the esteemed Islander Hotel Women's Championship title. The game, which was initially planned for Thursday, had to be brought forward due to the national women’s team leaving for Solomon Islands to participate in the Pacific Games.

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Football results show determination as Round 14 comes to an end

Tuesday 14 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

As the excitement of Round 14 of the local football league came to an end, fans witnessed some amazing matches across all age categories.

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Tupapa wins Tower Insurance Premiership

Monday 13 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In an intense game that took place over the weekend, Tupapa FC faced off against Avatiu FC's Premier Men's team in the deciding match for the prestigious Tower Insurance Premiership title.

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Referees return from successful course

Saturday 11 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Two of the Cook Islands Football referees returned on Thursday from a five-day trip to New Zealand, where one referee, Penina Katuke, had the opportunity to attend the OFC Elite Women’s Referee Program.

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