FASANOC to discuss goals, strategies at AGM

The direction and priorities of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) will be discussed at its annual meeting later this month in Suva. FASANOC president Reg Sanday said the meeting would allow representatives of 41 affiliates from different sports in Fiji to reassess the objectives of the national sports umbrella body…

Hekari pushed but defends title

PNG’s Hekari United have retained their position at the top of the Telikom National Soccer League table with a 3-1 victory over Besta PNG United, but the defending champions were made to work hard for it. Urged on by a rampant home crowd, Besta PNG United gave the visitors from Port Moresby a real run…

Gender equality on the Just Play agenda

The Just Play Programme has four objectives as it works to make social change throughout the Oceania region, one of which is the promotion of gender equality. With 8 March 2014 marking International Women’s Day, the inroads this programme makes all year-round in the realms of gender equality and female empowerment comes under the spotlight.…

Moizan: We go to Fiji to win

OFC Champions League Group Stage is five weeks away our focus on the competing clubs continues as we shine the spotlight on New Caledonia’s AS Magenta. Noumea-based Magenta has enjoyed a sustained period of domestic dominance that has seen them win eight local titles in the last 14 years. And now AS Magenta are back…

AFL PNG out to reach 50,000 kids

AFL Papua New Guinea hopes to get at least 10,000 school-aged children, in Port Moresby, playing Aussie Rules. Twelve schools will be visited by the AFL PNG’s development officers Cornelius Papau this term and another 30 schools will have undergone the Niukick programme by December. Niukick is a junior development programme, derived from the AFL…

IRB reveals schedule for 2014-2015

The schedule for next season’s IRB Sevens World Series has been announced for the 2014-2015 HSBC Sevens World Series, which will have added significance as the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.    The series will visit the same nine countries as this season’s tour and…

FIFA inspectors give Auckland thumbs up

Some of the most senior officials from football’s world governing body, FIFA, have given Auckland a huge thumbs up as it prepares to host FIFA’s second largest global tournament – the U-20 World Cup in 2015. The group of FIFA Inspectors were in Auckland yesterday to inspect the City’s host stadium North Harbour and various…

OFC Champions League: 1999 & 2001

The 12th edition of the OFC Champions League is just four weeks away and www.oceaniafootball.com reflects on the first two editions of Oceania’s flagship competition in the first of four features focussing on this annual football event. 1999 Oceania Club Championship – Fiji It’s perhaps fitting that in April of 2014 the OFC Champions League…

Games organisers satisfied

The 2015 Pacific Games organising committee and the Pacific Games Council have expressed great satisfaction at the outcome of the first ever All Sports meeting held in Port Moresby to prepare for the delivery of the sports competitions during the Pacific Games next year. The GOC organized the two day “All Sports” meetings with the…