Spielmann leads development in Marquesas Islands

The Programme Archipels in French Polynesia has officially launched following a COVID-19 enforced delay of 12 months. Stéphanie Spielmann, Fédération Tahitienne de Football (FTF) women’s football development manager, is in Nuku Hiva this week with her team, and FTF Technical Director Patrice Flaccadori, leading the first activity of the new programme. In October last year, […]

COVID fallout continues with women’s youth world cup cancellations

As countries around the globe struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s football joins the long list of sports struggling to stay on course amidst the fallout. FIFA announced several decisions from the Bureau of the FIFA Council overnight, including the decision to cancel the 2020 editions of the two women’s youth tournaments. New Zealand […]

Heilala Manongi restarts play in Tonga

Women’s football in Tonga got the restart it deserves at the weekend as the Heilala Manongi project relaunched to great fanfare. The programme, first launched in mid-March before Covid-19 saw Tonga close down all sporting activities in a bid to ensure the coronavirus didn’t infiltrate the community, aims to create pathways for players, coaches and […]

Women’s Premier League launches in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) officially launched the inaugural Solrais Women’s Premier League on Saturday in one of the most impressive women’s football event the region has seen. The Women’s Premier League, which gets underway with its first round this Saturday 15 August, will feature eight teams; Koloale FC, Wansol Frigates, Naha FC, Solright […]

Koloale take out pre-season title

Solomon Islands Football Federation hasn’t let the recent COVID-19 global pandemic slow down the development of women’s football as more than 100 women and girls flooded Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara for the Independence Day pre-season tournament. With the cobwebs well and truly dusted off throughout the week of encounters, Koloale took out the 2020 […]

New programme set to revitalise women’s football development

The Pacific may be the first in the world to see a new day break but in terms of football development it’s not considered one of the leading regions. However, the Pacific women’s football community were among some of the first in the world to learn about a new FIFA programme set to change the […]