Gilles Tavergeux is the new president of Fédération Calédonienne de Football (FCF). He received 11 of the 19 votes in an election held in Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia, last Saturday. He takes over the post previously held by Steeve Laigle, who received the remaining eight votes in the above-mentioned election.
Tavergeux is a former goalkeeper, which means that he has strong links with local football. He won 1997 Caledonia Cup with CA-Saint Louis by scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout against Gaïtcha. The new FCF president is also the president of AS Mont-Dore, one of the most important teams from New Caledonia.
Noam Tiem was elected as the First Vice President. Adrien Apikaoua, André Hnawang, Hari Irene, Michel Messaud and Tony Dupre are confirmed as Ordinary Members while Women’s Member and Second Vice President spots are not decided yet.
It is not going to be his first experience inside FCF as he was the vice-president of the federation from 2007 to 2011. Tavergeux will be in charge of the local federation until 2024. Oceania Football Center congratulate him for being elected as the new president.