womens football

Swedes secure historic top spot

Indeed, La Roja could have even clinched pole position had they not missed out on the 35 points at stake in their heavy 4-0 defeat to Japan in their final group-stage game.

As a result, it is Sweden who sit at the top of the pile for the first time ever (1st, up 2). The Scandinavians dethrone the USA (3rd, down 2), whom they squeezed past in the round of 16 before ultimately being edged out in the semis and then recovering to overcome joint hosts Australia in the match for third place.

Matildas' semifinal loss to England was not about the finish, but the run

The moment had come from nothing, really: Clare Hunt poking the ball away from Alessia Russo, Katrina Gorry taking a lucky touch in-field and turning.

So low had the Matildas' players been sitting, pressed back into themselves by a thundering England side, that Kerr had to venture deep into her own half to even get close to the game that had largely been happening without her.

Samoa happily bows out of OFC tourney

The Kiwi FC ran into Sir Hubert Murray Stadium with smiling faces and left the field with same smile and excitement despite finishing on the wrong side of the score board.

They leaked Four Goals against Labasa Football Club in their first match and went on to concede another 9 goals against Hekari United in their second match. They were held scoreless in both games but this didn’t stop them for keep trying.

Inspiring Women's Football in Port Moresby

The aim was to promote the championships and inspire young girls to embrace football and make positive life choices.

AS Academy Feminine and Samoa's Kiwi FC made a visit to Boroko Primary School, where they engaged with students through captivating dance performances and ticket presentations. The players enthusiastically shared their personal experiences and uplifted the students with their positive energy.

The potential of Women's OFC

However, President of PNG Football Association (PNGFA), John Kapi Natto believes all is well.

The PNG Football Associations President, says this is the Inaugural championship and no one is expecting a huge turn up. He also says that the matches are played during the week where many people go to school and work, which makes it difficult for them to come and watch.

AS Academy a step closer to claiming title

The young New Caledonian side proved too strong thumping Samoa’s Kiwi FC winning 5-0 at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby today.

The much spirited AS Academy Féminine side have their eyes set on the title after making three wins from three at the inaugural OFC Women’s Champions League in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, as they put themselves one win away from clinching the title.

OFC commits to gender equality

The Playbook launched last year marks the first step in OFC’s Pacific Legacy Programme, as it work to first understand the context and give voice to intended beneficiaries before delivering programmes and activities that address or remove barriers. 
OFC Head of Social Responsibility, Michael Armstrong was full of praise for the project, which has been the result of a year of research and development.

PNG Women Set To Meet Vanuatu

After completing two successful training runs at Uprising Resort Hotel Football Park at Navua, Coach Demaine is happy stating that her girls are looking forward to competition in the 3-weeks in the Women FIFA World Cup 2023 qualifying tournament.

“We have quantity and quality players who have been around together for some time, which can get the team through in the first stage of the tournament.

“We now focus on Group Stages of the tournament where PNG will meet Vanuatu tomorrow (July 14) and Tahiti on Sunday (July 17) before thinking of what come before us," she said.