Historic European tour wraps for Tahitians

In a first for French Polynesian women’s football, the Vahine Ura have completed a series of international matches against opponents outside of the Oceania region. The Tahitian women’s national team, currently holding 104th position in the FIFA Women’s World Ranking, played a two-match series against 118th ranked Luxembourg, losing 5-0 then 11-0, before holding 170th […]

Pirae and Papara triumph on penalties

Both the Coupe du Président and the U-15 Women’s Cup finals were taken down to the wire on Saturday as Pirae secured the double, and Papara won the inaugural U-15 title. Pirae and Dragon gave their all throughout regulation time but neither side could find the difference that would split them, sending it to a […]

Finals fever for French Polynesia

This weekend the 2020/2021 football season in French Polynesia will culminate with the finals of the Coupe du Président and the Women’s U-15 Cup finals at Stade Pater in Tahiti. AS Papara FC and AS Tefana will play for the Women’s U-15 Cup in the opening match of the day at 1pm, followed by AS […]

Tahiti’s U-19s inspiring Raiatea

Taking women’s football to every corner of French Polynesia continues this week with the Tahiti U-19 women’s team going on tour to Raiatea in a bid to boost the game in the Society Islands group. In 2019 the U-19 women’s team secured third place on their debut at the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship in the […]

Women’s football profile grows across French Polynesia

As a nation with one of the largest geographic expanses in the Pacific – 118 islands across more than 2,000km – ensuring football reaches every corner of French Polynesia is a tough ask. However, Fédération Tahitienne de Football women’s football development officer, Stephanie Spielmann, feels like she is finally starting to make inroads. Since taking […]

Tahiti’s “Hine Taure’a” are ready to make history

They’ve been in some form of training since April 2019, and now four months later the Tahiti U-19 women’s team will make their international debut at the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship in the Cook Islands. Tahiti has never before had a team participate at this level, and coach Stephanie Spielmann says the squad is excited […]