Stewart switches it up, finds her happy place

From the high of a bronze medal at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to the low of sitting on the sideline for over a year nursing a shoulder injury, Jayda Stewart has experienced it all. Isolated, undervalued, and struggling not only with her place in football, but with her general wellbeing, the 20-year-old was […]

Polynesian showdown a first for Nations Cup

When Tonga and Samoa meet in the opening match of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup this evening it will mark the first-ever encounter between the two Polynesian nations in this competition. That doesn’t mean there are no head-to-head results however. The two countries have played three competitive matches previously, all of them during the Pacific […]

Samoa to keep drawing on the diaspora

If Football Federation Samoa didn’t opt to spread the net of its talent search far and wide, it would have missed out on the talent of its current national team captain, Matalena Johnson (nee Daniells). The 25-year-old was scouted while playing for her Brisbane-based club, Olympic FC, and has gone on to become a stalwart […]

Lupe Ole Soaga claim maiden title

Consistent performances throughout the season have helped see Lupe Ole Soaga through to their their first Samoa Women’s Premier League title. The team from Magiagi village have been top performers since they made their first appearance in Samoa’s top women’s league, making the final against Kiwi FC in 2013 to claim second place in their […]

Women’s football on a roll in Samoa

The two main islands in Samoa are benefiting from increased investment and opportunities for women’s football with concurrent leagues running in Upolu and Savaii. Last week the FFS Savaii Senior Women’s 7-a-side tournament kicked off the first of six weeks of competition at the FFS Regional Development Centre in Iva. Twelve teams are taking part […]