Cook Islands FA secures partnership with Australian company

The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country with approximately 18,000 inhabitants in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. Despite being so small, it counts on a Football Association and it is one of the smallest nations affiliated to FIFA – the highest governing body of football in the world. CookContinue reading “Cook Islands FA secures partnership with Australian company”

Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Titikaveka as Tupapa remain on top of the table

The sixth matchweek of Vans Premiership – the football league from the Cook Islands – was contested this weekend in the island and it was a very important week for Puaikura as they have beaten Titikaveka to reach the second position in the table. Current league leaders Tupapa Maraerenga smashed Matavera by 4-0 with goalsContinue reading “Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Titikaveka as Tupapa remain on top of the table”

Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Nikao and reach Tupapa on top of Vans Premiership’s table

The fourth matchweek of 2020 Vans Premiership was contested this weekend in the Cook Islands and the league has now two teams tied on top. Avatiu and Matavera remain on bottom of the table as the clash between them was an 1-1 draw. Both teams have not won in the season yet and fans mustContinue reading “Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Nikao and reach Tupapa on top of Vans Premiership’s table”

Cook Islands: Tupapa Maraerenga still unbeaten in Vans Premiership

Football in Cook Islands resumed last month when the local leagues kicked-off. Now, after three weeks, it is possible to point which teams are going to fight for the title and which teams are going to have a tough season full of losses. Current league champions Tupapa Maraerenga had a marvelous start in the leagueContinue reading “Cook Islands: Tupapa Maraerenga still unbeaten in Vans Premiership”

Football season kicks-off in Cook Islands

Football is officially back in Cook Islands as the 2020 season kicked-off last week. Current league champions Tupapa Maraerenga had a strong start as they won their both male and female opening games. The current champions have beaten Matavera Ngatangiia FC by 3-0 as Geoffrey Strickland and Paavo Mustonen scored once each while the remainingContinue reading “Football season kicks-off in Cook Islands”

Cook Islands: Grover Harmon re-elected as Tupapa Maraerenga’s president

Grover Harmon is re-elected as Tupapa Maraerenga’s president. The 30-year-old player will remain as the president of the biggest football club from Cook Islands until 2024. The official announcement was made through Tupapa Maraerenga’s official page on Facebook – “We are pleased to announce that the following amazing persons have been elected as the TupapaContinue reading “Cook Islands: Grover Harmon re-elected as Tupapa Maraerenga’s president”

Roimata Karika joins Napier City Rovers

Roimata Karika joins Napier City Rovers from New Zealand. The 19-year-old defender will have his first opportunity to play in a club outside Cook Islands. Karika was part of Cook Islands U-17 squad that played the OFC U-17 preliminary tournament held in Samoa in 2016. He also played OFC Champions League for Tupapa Maraerenga inContinue reading “Roimata Karika joins Napier City Rovers”

Cook Islands FA starts international research to find eligible players for National Teams

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) is looking for players who are descendants of Cook Islanders that have interest on representing Cook Islands internationally. CIFA announced the beginning of the research through an official statement on their official social media. A football player is eligible to play for Cook Islands National Teams if a Father/Mother,Continue reading “Cook Islands FA starts international research to find eligible players for National Teams”

Cook Islands: football season to begin in August

While Oceania is becoming completely free from COVID-19 pandemics, many football leagues being scheduled to resume in the upcoming months like Vodafone Premier League from Fiji and the National Soccer League in Papua New Guinea. However it is not every place in the world that had it local football leagues postponed or cancelled due toContinue reading “Cook Islands: football season to begin in August”

June: time for development in Cook Islands football

While the Round Cup does not begin, football activities are slowly resuming in Cook Islands as two important events took place there during this month. The first one was a Senior Coaching Course held at Atiu from 1st to 4th of June that counted on twenty participants. The Course was delivered by Tahiri Elikana –Continue reading “June: time for development in Cook Islands football”