Luck not lost on New Caledonia

New Caledonia kept fans on the edge of their seats as they came from a goal down against Solomon Islands to secure a 2-2 draw and keep their OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 dream alive. How close the side came to being eliminated hasn’t been lost on captain, Marielle Haocas, who said the players were […]

Oceania to test talent in bid for FWWC spot

Nine teams from across Oceania will put themselves to the ultimate test when the 12th edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup gets underway in Suva, Fiji this week. With New Zealand having automatically qualified as co-hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, the opportunity for a second Oceania nation […]

New Caledonia launches new league

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea did it in 2021, and now New Caledonia have joined them in launching a national women’s competition of their own, the Championnat Filles NC. The Fédération Calédonienne de Football’s (FCF) new league will be 11-a-side and will feature ten teams playing a total of 45 matches across the length […]

New coaches appointed across region

With just over 18 months to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM Australia and New Zealand, the race to prepare for the qualifiers is heating up across the region. New coaches have been announced for New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji in recent weeks, each bringing with them a wealth […]

Adieu, Michel

New Caledonia football is in mourning following the passing of former national team goalkeeper and coach Michel Clarque, 72, at midday on Monday, 31 May. A man with a heart of gold and a strong desire to create meaningful opportunities for youth across New Caledonia both inside and out of the football community, Clarque’s most […]

ASAF continues dominance in New Caledonia

This December, ASAF, a women’s football club based in Nouméa, New Caledonia, secured their place as one of the most successful women’s clubs in 2020 with the senior women’s cup title. The club beat Païta FC 4-2 in the final to add the Provincial Southern Committee Cup to the 8-a-Side Championship, the 11-a-side Championship titles. […]

Beauty and the…football

A new approach is being undertaken in New Caledonia as the Fédération Calédonienne de Football works at igniting a passion for football among the nation’s women and girls. “La Belle et le Foot” or the Beauty and the Football is a new event launched by the FCF on Saturday 10 October, 2020. The event is […]

Sport Girl Challenge a hit in Bourail

Almost 70 young girls from across New Caledonia were treated to a week entrenched in all things football as the Total Sport Girl Challenge took place in Bourail this week. The annual event is organised by the Comité Territorial Olympique et Sportif (CTOS), the local Olympic and Sports committee, bringing football together with basketball, handball, […]