As a part of football development in the Cook Islands, CIFA has funded through FIFA forward special projects a range of equipment for the different Rarotonga clubs and different Island associations in the Cook Islands. The most recent to receive their equipment was the Island of Atiu.
The Atiu Football Association received a variety of equipment including Aluminium goal posts, marquee’s, a ride on lawnmower, a single cab truck, balls, Playing uniforms, training equipment, line markers, a Barbeque to a total value of $95,000. The equipment will be used to raise and develop the level of football on the Island of Atiu.
CIFA Representative Lai Gukisuva was in Atiu and stated, “All of this is done for the development of the children of Atiu”, he also went on to say on behalf of the president Lee Harmon “CIFA is committed to helping Atiu Football with Equipment and developing football players”.
Atiu football president, Teariki Maurangi, thanked CIFA for their generosity in providing so much equipment for the island and promoting and developing the beautiful game. The dedication of the equipment took place at the Atiu school in Mapumai.