OFC U 17 women's championship

Heat comes on as semi-finals await

After navigating their way through pool play New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji will fight for a spot in the final of the tournament, where direct qualification to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 awaits for the eventual winner.

New Zealand and Fiji kick off the semis on 21 January at the CIFA Academy from 2pm local time.

U-20 pain driving Vanuatu

Forward Keren Coulon and midfielder Delphine Kalmet were both members of the Vanuatu U-20 women’s side who missed out on achieving a bronze-medal finish at the 2015 OFC
U-20 Women’s Championship last October due to goal difference.

Both players are now key members of the U-17 team vying for a semi-final berth in Rarotonga, and are eager to taste success this time around.

Tight contests feature on Match Day 4 of OFC U 17 Women’s Championship

After suffering a 7-1 defeat on Match Day 2, Vanuatu bounced back in convincing fashion with a strong showing in a 3-2 win over Fiji.

Post-match coach Joel Rarua commended the character his team displayed in the win.

“After we were defeated by a heavy score in the last game I tried to get my players recovered so we could do something different,” Rarua says.

PNG 7 – Vanuatu 1 in OFC U17 Women’s Pool B competition

The game started at a blistering pace and was only two minutes old when Belinda Giada chested down and sent the ball into the back of the net with a powerful shot under Vanuatu keeper Ruth Tate.