Ninth time’s a charm for Papua New Guinea

After chasing the same dream over the past eight editions of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, Papua New Guinea has finally earned the title of the first-ever Pacific Island nation to win the competition. The honour followed months of hard work from the players, coaches and management alike to ensure the everything was perfectly aligned […]

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 […]

Demaine reflects on Singapore success

When Papua New Guinea took to the field against the Seychelles in Singapore on the 8th of April it had been almost 1000 days since they’d last played an international opponent. Well, 993 days to be exact. That last game coming in the final of the 2019 Pacific Games in Suva, against a Samoa side […]

PNG take out tri-nations series after narrow win over hosts

Papua New Guinea have triumphed in the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations Series following a 1-0 victory over their hosts. Ranked 49th in the world and fresh off a 9-0 victory over the Seychelles three days earlier, Nicola Demaine’s side were clear favourites sitting 89 positions above their opponents Singapore in the rankings ahead […]

Mixed results in opening internationals

Papua New Guinea put in a strong shift to beat Seychelles 9-0 in the first of two tri-series matches, while Fiji were given a rough introduction to the international scene going down 7-2 to the Philippines. Fiji played their first international under new head coach Lisa Cole on Thursday evening at the Western Sydney Wanderers […]

PNG name squad for international tri-series

Papua New Guinea women’s national team coach Nicola Demaine has named a strong squad to participate in next week’s Tri-Nations Series 2022 in Singapore. Hosted by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) the series will see Papua New Guinea play both hosts, Singapore, and fellow invitees Seychelles between the 4-11 April. These matches will see […]

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 […]