Aka takes aim at A Licence

Opportunities for female coaches have been limited over the years, but one woman who continues to tap at the glass ceiling is former Papua New Guinea international, Margaret Aka. After a playing career spanning more than 20 years, Aka became the first woman in Papua New Guinea to earn an OFC B Licence, and went […]

Brakes still on in Fiji

The continuing COVID-19 crisis in Fiji has left the women’s national team preparations in limbo. The wider training squad has been expected to get their preparations back underway last month, but with Fiji experiencing a second wave of the pandemic, coach Marika Rodu’s well laid plans had to be thrown out. However, he remains optimistic […]

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 […]

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 […]