2023 Pacific Games get underway

The Pacific region’s answer to the Commonwealth Games, the XVII Pacific Games, gets underway today in Honiara, Solomon Islands. While the multi-sport event for Pacific nations, territories and dependencies has been running since 1963, women’s football was only introduced for the first time in 2003. Papua New Guinea earned themselves the Queens of the Pacific […]

Solomon Islands, Samoa biggest movers in ranking release

Their journey to the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 has seen Samoa and Solomon Islands experience the biggest movement in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking release this week. A massive ten spot leap has seen Samoa crack the top 100, while Solomon Islands were some of the biggest global movers as […]

Shift in mentality boosts women’s football in Solomon Islands

It may have been a lone goal that saw Solomon Islands past Tahiti in the quarter finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, but it was goal brimming with history, heartbreak, sweat and promise. For Solomon Islands to qualify for the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup for the first time since 2010 is […]

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 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 […]

White River claims U-18 crown

Three crucial points were all White River Community High School needed to secure the title of U-18 Girls High School Football League 2021 champions. With seven wins and one draw, the side’s 22 points saw them beat out Marara CHS and Panatina CHS with 19 and 18 points respectively. White River were equally dominant in […]

Pacific Games 2023 announces revised dates

The Executive Board of the Pacific Games Council has approved a delay to the start of the 2023 Pacific Games from July, to 19 November to 2 December 2023. The decision was prompted by a request from the Solomon Islands, and followed extensive consultations with the 22 Pacific Games Associations and the 24 Oceania Federations […]

SIFF invests in players’ futures

The Solomon Islands Football Confederation (SIFF) has launched a new initiative to support women’s footballers in their off-field growth and personal development. The PG2023 Legacy Scholarships aim to create a positive legacy through investment in the academic pursuits, as well as sporting development opportunities, for 20 footballers. The first round of recipients was announced by […]

History made for Ha’arosia

Newcomers to the Solrais Women’s Premier League, Ha’arosia, have earned their first victory in the competition after seeing off Borderline United 3-1 at the weekend. Ha’arosia had to wait for the second half to open the scoring courtesy of a Dorinda Halute’e header in the 48th minute, before Sina Sanubo added a second goal just […]