Cook Islands to host U19 women’s tourney

Wednesday May 15, 2019 Written by Published in Soccer
The national team is preparing well for the OFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 to be held from August 30 to September 12. 19051434 The national team is preparing well for the OFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 to be held from August 30 to September 12. 19051434

Cook Islands will host the OFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 to be held from August 30 to September 12 at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.

 

Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) competition manager, Pauline Dean said they were honoured with the opportunity to host the tournament.

“We are looking forward to hosting this tournament as it is our first time hosting the U19 women’s. Eleven teams from around the Pacific will be participating so it is also a big tournament for us,” Dean said.

The official draw took place last month at the OFC Academy in Auckland with competitions director Chris Kemp assisted by women’s development officer Emma Evans.

Drawn into Group A, the Cook Islands U19 women will face the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, while in Group B defending champions New Zealand will compete against American Samoa, Samoa and Tahiti.

Group C consist Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Tonga.

The national U19 women’s squad has been preparing for this tournament for some time, and the recently ended Kia Orana Youth Football Festival has helped to put together a much more talented training squad for this upcoming tournament.

The focus now shifts to harnessing their talent to prepare themselves for the challenge ahead.

- CIFA Media

Pools

Group A – Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu

Group B – American Samoa, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti

Group C – Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Tonga

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