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Tuesday August 11, 2020 Written by Published in Soccer

Age group teams will get the 2020 Rarotonga football season underway at CIFA Complex in Matavera tomorrow. 

Cook Islands Football Association has made some changes to its domestic competition to give fans more action at the weekend matches.

The association has moved two of the under-17 men’s matches to Saturdays. They will be held at the club venues before the premier men’s and women’s games.

Previously, the U17 matches were being played midweek and Saturday at CIFA Complex in Matavera.

Pauline Dean, the Cook Islands Football competition manager, hopes the change will allow fans more matches to enjoy at the weekend games.

“We also realised when we hold the U17 games at CIFA Complex, no one comes to watch them. Moving the games to the club venues will encourage these players through some support from their parents and fellow club members.”

The 2020 season will get underway tomorrow with the age group competition followed by the U17 clash between Tupapa Maraerenga and Matavera.

“I believe most of the teams have been training already and they will be bringing their A game to give, especially the top teams, a good run for their money,” Dean said.

 

Fixtures

CIFA Complex: CIFA Field 1: Under 7 Mix – 4.15pm Field 1: Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Ua Savage, Ratai Kaukura), 4.15pm Field 2:  Nikao Sokattak FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref: Vaikai Messine, Honour Ioteva), 4.15pm Field 3:         Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Penina Katuke, Roimata Goldsworty). CIFA Field 1: Under 9 Mix – 4.15pm Field 1: Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Jake Browne, Here Mapu), 4.15pm Field 2: Nikao Sokattak FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref: Hei-Ura Peyroux, Ava Wyllie), 4.15pm Field 3: Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Poko Manuela, Teresa Kaukura). CIFA Field 2: Under 12 Mix – 4.15 Field 1:    Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Hainnah Tatuava), 4.15pm Field 2:  Nikao Sokattak FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref: Merian Noovao), 4.15pm Field 3: Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Junior Savage). CIFA Field 1: Under 17 Mens – 4.45pm:  Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Jake Browne, Penina Katuke)

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