Winners all round in Clash of Cultures

Although the Clash of the Cultures between the Cook Islands U-16 national development team and Nga Whanapoikiri Taiohi Kotiro ended in a nil-all draw, the return of international football to the Oceania region alongside the cultural significance of an exchange between the two has ensured all the participants have come away winners. The touring side […]

Cook Islands get regional football rolling

When the Cook Islands U-16 girls take to the field against Papakura City FC at McClennan Park on Monday 19 July, it will be the first time in 497 days since a football was last kicked in an international encounter in the Oceania region. That was in the last match of Group D of the […]

North vs South showcase exceeds expectations

The Māori Football Aotearoa North vs. South showcased the high calibre of talent among the pool of Aotearoa New Zealand’s pool of indigenous players. The event was set up in response to the closed borders forcing the cancellation of the annual Trans-Tasman Clash of the Cultures which sees Māori Football teams play their counterparts Australian […]

Clash of the Islands as North takes on South

The rivalry between the North and South Islands of New Zealand will hit its peak this weekend when the inaugural North vs South tournament gets underway at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. The national series will feature eight teams, four men’s and four women’s, after the annual international indigenous matches against Australia’s First Nations couldn’t […]