The official draw for the U19 Women’s Championship took place on 17 April at the OFC Academy in Auckland with Competitions Director Chris Kemp assisted by Women’s Development Officer Emma Evans.
The OFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019 will take place between 30 August and 12 September this year on Rarotonga. Drawn into Group A, our 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 will consist of Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Tonga.
CIFA Competition manager, Pauline Dean say’s “We are looking forward to hosting this tournament as it is our first time hosting the U19 Women’s. 11 Teams from around the Pacific will be participating so it is also a big tournament for us.”
The 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.
OFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019
30 Aug – 12 Sep, Cook Islands
Group A – Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu
Group B – American Samoa, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti
Group C – Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Tonga