Soccer on

Friday 3 September 2010 | Published in Football

Tereora College students will lace up their boots today for the school’s annual soccer tournament. The tournament will be held at the Nikao field next to the college starting at 8.30am. The tournament will include junior, intermediate and seniors teams including two mixed teams per grade per house making for an action packed day. Games […]


Soccer draw for this week

Thursday 2 September 2010 | Published in Football

Thursday 2 Arorangi vs Titikaveka at the CIFA complex in Matavera: 4.15pm Under- 14 Boys, Ref: Supi Arioka, Assist Refs: Anaberth Tetauru and Tuteru Vaireka, 5.00pm Senior Women’s, Ref: Tupou Patia, Assist Refs: Melanie Wilson and Maara Kaukura Friday 3 Arorangi vs Titikaveka at the CIFA complex in Matavera: 4.15pm Under-15 Girls, Ref: Robert Savage, […]


Soccer sponsorship launched

Wednesday 25 August 2010 | Published in Football

Cook Islands Football Association recently signed a new two year apparel partnership with Lotto to outfit the Premier Men’s teams of Arorangi, Avatiu, Matavera, Nikao Sokattak, Takuvaine, Titikaveka and Tupapa. This sponsorship deal was launched yesterday and during the launch of the seven clubs were all represented by club officials and players. “Lotto has also […]


Soccer on Thursday

Tuesday 24 August 2010 | Published in Football

The 2010 Rarotonga Football season will kick off on Thursday at the CIFA complex in Matavera and will see Avatiu play Tupapa. On Thursday the first match kicks off at 4.15pm with the under 14 boys. This match will be followed by the senior women’s game at 5pm. In the women’s match last year’s Round […]


2010 soccer season to kick off soon

Wednesday 11 August 2010 | Published in Football

The 2010 Rarotonga Football season will kick off in the next few weeks with the date to be finalised early next week by the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA). The start of the Rarotonga football season has returned to its normal season as it was shortened last year due to the hosting of the Pacific […]


Women chase soccer spots

Tuesday 13 July 2010 | Published in Football

Training is well underway for the Rarotonga-based players who are trialing for the women’s national soccer squad that will travel to New Zealand to participate in the Oceania Nations Cup from September 28 to October 8. Seventeen Rarotonga based players are currently training three times a week with training at this stage focusing on fitness […]


Kerikeri High on soccer tour

Friday 9 July 2010 | Published in Football

A strong 1st XI soccer team from Kerikeri High School in North Auckland will arrive this weekend for a three-match tour of Rarotonga. This will also give them the opportunity to experience Cook Islands’ culture and to enjoy paradise during their visit. They have scheduled their tour during the New Zealand school holidays and arrive […]


Soccer decider today

Thursday 20 May 2010 | Published in Football

The winner of the Rarotonga five-a-side soccer round championship will be decided today at the CIFA complex in Matavera. Black Puta, currently on 41 points, is one point ahead of White Puta which is in second place. Black Puta must win their game against the Takuvaine Boys in order to win the championship, however, if […]


Primary soccer set to go

Tuesday 13 April 2010 | Published in Football

The Cook Islands Football Association will be holding the annual Rarotonga Primary School One Day Soccer Tournament for Grades 4, 5 and 6 at the CIFA complex in Matavera today. Rarotonga primary schools have put together boys, girls and mixed teams to compete and show their ball skills and to test themselves against each other. […]


Arorangi , Avarua are school soccer champs

Friday 9 April 2010 | Published in Football

Arorangi and Avarua School won the Primary School’s soccer finals on Wednesday at the CIFA complex in Matavera. The excitement and relief was evident on the players and teachers as they waited to hold the cup. In the senior boy’s division, Arorangi showed what they had gained from the sessions with CIFA’s technical Staff in […]


Black Puta and Arai -Te-Tonga lead soccer

Thursday 8 April 2010 | Published in Football

After five rounds of games, the Black Puta and Arai-Te-Tonga teams are now leading the five-a-side round cup soccer competition in the men’s and women’s division respectively. Prior to the Easter weekend break Black Puta disposed co leader White Puta by four goals to one. Roger Manuel was the star of this match after scoring […]


Avarua School cruises to soccer finals

Wednesday 7 April 2010 | Published in Football

The Rarotonga Primary School Soccer Tournament finals for forms one and two will take place today at the CIFA complex in Matavera. Avarua Primary School has done it again blitzing straight to the soccer finals despite some tough and hard challenges from other schools throughout the tournament. A big day is in store for players […]


White vs Black soccer clash

Thursday 1 April 2010 | Published in Football

The top two teams in the men’s five-a-side soccer tournament, Black Puta and White Puta, will face off today at the CIFA complex in Matavera. The winner of this match will lead the competition. Monday’s five-a-side competition produced a lot of fun as well as tense moments for some teams. Team Tsunami came through in […]


Semifinal showdown at primary school soccer

Wednesday 31 March 2010 | Published in Football

The semifinals of the annual Rarotonga Primary School Soccer Tournament will be played today at CIFA’s Matavera complex. A more structured play pattern has emerged from school teams that have been working hard for the last four weeks. Organisers said the “kick and chase” the ball around the field style has changed to a more […]


Soccer strategises for future

Thursday 25 March 2010 | Published in Football

Soccer is mustering up a long-term strategy for continued development of the sport in the country. FIFA representative Glenn Turner, deputy general secretary for Oceania Football Confederation Greg Larsen and Win in Oceania project manager Vairani Davio are currently on Rarotonga holding a three-day workshop. The workshop with Cook Islands Football Association staff and Rarotonga […]


Fun and skill in five-a-side soccer

Monday 22 March 2010 | Published in Football

There was plenty of fun and skill in the Rarotonga annual five-a-side competition which kicked off last week, Thursday. In the women’s division Arai-Te-Tonga comprised of national player Melanie Wilson who guided her team to a comfortable win over TSL by 3- 0. In the men’s division new comers Waka Boys comprised of the Tupapa […]


Kid's soccer on today

Wednesday 17 March 2010 | Published in Football

Rarotonga primary school students who are in forms 1 and 2 students showcased their football skills last Friday to mark the opening of their tournament at the CIFA complex. The tournament is for five weeks. A lot of natural talent and skills shown on the day and CIFA believes this will only grow as the […]


3 win soccer scholarships in NZ

Tuesday 2 February 2010 | Published in Football

THE COOK Islands Football Association (CIFA) has selected three of the island’s elite football players for its scholarship programme. The scholarship programme is part of the as¬sociation’s ongoing development of elite football players in the country. The three players picked for this year’s foot¬ball scholarship are Opura Emile Mamanu, Terii Framhein and Clark Ngaau. Opura […]


Under 20 soccer squad named for Oceania

Monday 18 January 2010 | Published in Football

A Cook Islands under 20 women’s soccer squad has been named to take part in this month’s Oceania Football Confederation qualifiers in Auckland. Teams from American Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga and the Cook Islands squad will battle it out at the North Harbour Stadium for a place in the July FIFA Under 20 Women’s World […]


4 soccer refs in training

Friday 15 January 2010 | Published in Football

Four local soccer referees are currently in New Zealand attending a refereeing course aimed at improving the all round skills of referees. Soccer referee committee members Robert Savage (referee development officer), Lai Gukisuva (chairman of the referee committee), Maara Kaukura (referee development officer) and Tutai Taurarii (fitness instructor) have all been selected to take part […]


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