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Rarotonga football season's knock-out rounds

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.


Exciting knockout matches await

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.

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

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.


MMA mania hits Rarotonga: Ultimate Rage Fight Night promises thrilling encounters

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are in for a thrilling treat with the Cook Islands 682 Ultimate Rage Fight Night – an adrenaline-fueled display of combat sports – set to take place this Friday in Rarotonga.

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Cook Islands League Nines teams scramble for alternative travel arrangements after cancelled flight

The Cook Islands rugby league Nines teams were left stranded in Auckland yesterday after their scheduled flight to Nadi, Fiji, was cancelled due to Tropical Cyclone Mal.


Football results show determination as Round 14 comes to an end

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


Wet weather doesn’t dampen BMX spirits

Rain didn’t deter dozens of burgeoning BMX enthusiasts who converged on The Rock Bike Park in Ngatangiia for the inaugural Cook Islands Pump Track Nationals.


Tupapa wins Tower Insurance Premiership

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.


Cook Islands men’s 7s make strong start

The Cook Islands men’s team made a great start to their Oceania Sevens Championship 2023 campaign in Brisbane, Australia, while the women’s team bowed out of the tournament with three consecutive losses.

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Referees return from successful course

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.


Exciting matches awaits football fans

The weekly Rarotonga football 2023 season games will be held at two locations today - CIFA Field and Tupapa Field. The matches feature a full day of exciting action with games scheduled across Under-15 Boys, U15 Girls, U18 Men, Senior Women, and Premier Men categories.


Cook Islands Sevens ready to shine

The Cook Islands men’s and women’s rugby teams entered the Oceania Sevens Championship 2023 yesterday on high morale, eager to put their best performance forward in the three-day tournament.

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Annual golf fundraiser set to attract ‘Allies’

An annual fun sporting fundraiser which benefits various community groups is set to come alive on Rarotonga this coming weekend.


CIFA player development officer attends workshop in New Zealand

The Cook Islands Football Association's (CIFA) player development officer, Daniel Taokia, has recently returned from attending the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Player Development workshop.

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Inaugural Pump Track Nationals aims to unearth Cook Islands’ cycling talent

The inaugural Cook Islands Pump Track Nationals 2023 will be held this Saturday at The Rock Bike Park in Ngatangiia.

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Te Kara Run is all set for a dye-lightful return

The much-anticipated Cook Islands Autism’s biggest fundraising event, Te Kara Run, is making a “colourful” return this year on Friday, November 24 , after a lapse of two years.

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Cook Islands ready to give their best at Oceania Rugby Sevens

The Cook Islands men’s and women’s teams are ready to give their best at the 2023 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship this weekend.

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Late penalty gives Tupapa victory

The match of the week saw football fans gather at the home of Cook Islands Football, CIFA, to witness a pulsating battle between premier men’s giants Nikao Sokattak FC and Tupapa Maraerenga FC on Saturday.


‘We play with heart’: Team Cook Islands flagbearers lead special parade

Team Cook Islands flagbearers Julieanne Westrupp and Stephen Willis led the Rarotonga-based athletes and officials in a special parade through Avarua town on Saturday.

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Team Cook Islands unveils Pacific Games uniform

Team Cook Islands’ uniform for the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, was launched last night by Prime Minister Mark Brown. The Games will be held from November 19 to December 2.

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Cricket comp heats up

The unbeaten Nikao 1 Black Wolves and Turangi Young Guns lead the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, in the Cook Islands Cricket Association T20 competition.


Nikao, Tupapa battle for top spot

Nikao Sokattak and Tupapa Maraerenga square off at the CIFA complex this afternoon for the biggest football game of the season, which is expected to produce a nail-biting and competitive battle.


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