> Kia Orana Youth Football Festival

After the successful launch of the 2017 Kia Orana Youth Football Festival, the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) announced that the youth football festival will be held every two years.

The festival will cater for our youth football players: Under 16 Boys and Girls to play against their peers and with that a fantastic opportunity to holiday in paradise.

We aim to foster the development of Football in the Cook Islands while creating lifelong memories for all.

Festival Awards

Trophies/medals will be awarded for the winners/runners up in the Boys and Girls Category.

Age Category

Under 16 Boys           Born 2005 or after

Under 16 Girls           Born 2005 or after

Match Coordination Meeting

All team coaches and managers are required to attend the mandatory tournament technical meeting. The meeting will take place at the CIFA conference room with the date and time will be advised in due course.


CIFA’s main contact for administrative matters are as follows:

Pauline Dean   


Office:             +682 28980

Mobile:           +682 71002

The official draw, match schedule and regulations of the 2021 Kia Orana Youth Football Festival will be confirmed in due course.


2017 Winners & Runners Up

Under 16 Boys Division                                                                 Under 16 Girls Division

1st           Tupapa Maraerenga FC                                                 1st           Ellerslie Mustang AFC

2nd          Takitumu                                                                         2nd          Puaikura FC

3rd           Puaikura FC                                                                    3rd           Beachlands AFC

2019 Winners & Runners Up

Under 16 Boys Division                                                                 Under 16 Girls Division

1st              Puaikura FC                                                                   1st                Aitutaki

2nd            Takitumu                                                                       2nd              Puaikura FC

3rd            Aitutaki                                                                           3rd               Mauke