The Tongans put on their best performance in their final showcase against Tahiti to restrict Tahiti to just a 2-0 victory. In all Tonga’s games, this was their best performance in the championship although they were playing with the…

The Oceania Football Confederation is on the lookout for a new Women’s Football Development Officer to join the technical department in Auckland, New Zealand. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading women’s football in OFC in a manner…

Despite heavy losses to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, Tonga midfielder Jacob Kilmartin believes accepting the invitation to join Tonga’s U-19 squad was one of his best decisions in his life. Born in Dublin, Ireland but residing in…

Tonga was hoping to deliver another solid performance like their opening 45 against Papua New Guinea, Tonga came out buoyant and ready to deliver. However the mood quickly turned when keeper Sionela Lui slipped, allowing Robert Tipelu to finish…

When referee Joel Hopken blew the final whistle Papua New Guinea were leading with four goals, while Tonga was scoreless. But the Tongans played their best right through the 90 minutes as local spectators were cheering for them at…

Tonga U-19 marked their names in the history of Tongan football when they won the OFC U-19 Championship Qualifier in the Cook Islands. Now, after two months of heavy training and preparation, the side is ready to get underway…

Tonga Football Association Competitions Manager Penateti Feke is representing Tonga at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 after being appointed as a competition coordinator for the tournament which got underway this month. Feke is currently the team…

In 2011 Shannon Frizell got selected in to the Tonga National U 17 team to represent Tonga to the OFC U 17 qualifying championship in New Zealand as the Tongan goalkeeper but now Frizell has been selected to play…

Tonga Football also joined the rest of the Oceania countries in mourning the lost of Miss Emmie Sope, the Just Play Program Manager, that she has called to rest. Palu ‘Uhatahi Tu’amoheloa, the Just Play Project Manager and her…

Tonga or Samoa to qualify

A physical and fiercely contested title decider is anticipated by the coaches of both Tonga and Samoa as these two evenly matched rivals face each other in a highly anticipated showdown to determine the winner of the OFC U-19…

Makasini heading to Moscow

Tonga was not qualify to the FIFA World Cup in Russia, but Tevita Makasini was appointed from FIFA to be one of few assistant referees around the world to officiate in one of the biggest sport on earth. Makasini…

Tonga Football launched this new tournament, ‘Eua Just Play Grassroots for Eua after a very successful one day tournament conducted last year, and now they will run for almost 6 weeks to 8 communities are actively involved.  Almost 300…

The dates and locations for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup and its Qualifier have been confirmed by the OFC Competitions Department with New Caledonia set to host the 11th edition of Oceania’s premier women’s competition at the end of…

OFC President lands in Vava’u

OFC President David Chung made an historic visit to Tonga at the weekend, travelling to Vava’u for the first time to check on the progress of the regional technical centre. The new regional technical centre will include an administration…

Vahe Loto U-19 have earned three early points after defeating Vahe Kolo 5-0 while Vahe Hahake defeated Vahe Hihifo 5-1 on the second day of action at the TFA Youth District Tournament at the Loto-Tonga Soccer Centre, Valungofulu, ‘Atele….

Vahe Loto picked up three points from their opening match in Loto-Tonga, but they’ll need to do the business again this coming Saturday against Vahe Hihifo to stay in the race for the title. Vahe Hahake is also keen…

The main island of Tongatapu where the home of football is situated have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita with winds of 230km/h, a category four storm as anticipated destroyed the new futsal court and caused significant damage around…

Stand up and build

The Tonga Football Association’s Technical Director, Kilifi Uele  hosted a two days workshop to introduce the TFA;s high performance concept to coaches that undertake the OFC C License from the past year. The participants are currently working on their…

This is a historical moment for us here in Tonga, and also the very first time a FIFA World Cup Trophy has landed in Tonga, and we are very fortunate to be selected by Coca Cola, the longtime valued…

Lupe Ole Soaga have taken the final slot in the OFC Champions League 2018 Group Stage after winning 6-0 against Veitongo FC to secure second place at the Qualifier behind Cook Islands club champions Tupapa Maraerenga. Tupapa sealed their…

Tupapa Maraerenga have secured their place in the OFC Champions League 2018 Group Stage with two wins from two matches, and the race is now on to find out who will join them. After a resounding 13-1 victory over…

Tupapa Maraerenga have earned three crucial early points after defeating Lupe Ole Soaga 1-0 while Veitongo and Pago Youth had to share after a 1-1 draw on the first day of action at the OFC Champions League 2018 Qualifiers…

The Tonga National 5 A-Side football team returned home after participating in a National 5 A-Side Unified Football tournament hosted by Special Olympics Fiji at the Fiji Football Academy in Suva Fiji. This tournament organized by Special Olympics Fiji…

Leave no one behind

Each year the Just play in conjunction with Ofa Tui ‘Amanaki center marked the Disability Day or the International Day of People with disability.  This event always held on the 3rd of December, but the OTA Center will close…

Now the premier league completed it’s fourth round, and it is very impressive how the Marist premier team managed to maintain their ranking since the beginning of the 2017 TFA Major League.   This team always had a place…

Lui Muavesi, the Just Play Technical Coordinator and Lafaele Moala, the Just Play Development Officer returned after attending one week in Fiji to participate in the S2L Workshop that conducted in Suva, Fiji to all representatives from 7 countries….

For the first time in history, Tonga defeated Samoa in their first futsal game during the OFC Youth Futsal 5 – 1 in Auckland, New Zealand. Tonga coach Manu Tualau was overjoyed to secure a win against Samoa and…

Tonga has joined Cook Islands in leading the OFC Education Centre pilot after the official launch at Loto Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, today. OFC President David Chung, Tonga Football Association President Lord Ve’ehala and Prime Minister of…

Tonga awaits OFC Education Centre

Tonga will become the second ever nation to gain local access to education and qualification pathways in football through the OFC Education Centre when Tonga Football Association launch the pilot programme at Loto Tonga Soka Centre this Saturday. The…

Today,  the Secondary School Soccer committee with teams and players from various schools gathered at the Home of Football, Loto-Tonga for the prize awards after the completion of their competition for this year, 2017. The said tournament was kicked…

There were fifteen communities engaged during the Just Play grassroots tournament that was trialled for three days. Many parents gathered at the Loto-Tonga Soccer Center in supporting their children during the Just Play Grassroots tournament and this is the…

It was not only me, but my my whole family were also excited and grateful for my first world cup appearance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 this October. Folio Moeaki started as a football player of…

Further development is on the horizon for match officials in Oceania as referee technical instructors, referee fitness instructors and futsal referee technical instructors from across the region gather in Auckland to upskill at the OFC FIFA FUTURO III course…

Tonga had defeated American Samoa 6-1 on the last day of action for Group B at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017. Captain Seini Lutu shone throughout the entire match, opening the scoring for Tonga in the 17th minute then…

Just Play in Fangaleóunga, Haápai is running from Monday to Saturday every week because the community really support the program. One of the objectives of Just Play is to increase healthy lifestyle choices and reduce the risk factors associated…

Tonga couldn’t prevent New Zealand from making it a clean sweep of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, going down 9-0 to the champions in their final match today. Team Tonga employed a defensive strategy but the New Zealand girls…

TGA vs NZ

Welcome to the Home of Football at the Ngahue Reserve for the final day of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, and the first match between New Zealand and Tonga. Stay tune for the update on this battle. Tonga Mele…

They have one hand on the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship trophy and New Zealand want to make it a clean sweep when they play their final match of the competition against Tonga at Ngahue Reserve tomorrow. While the Kiwis…

Midfielder Carmel Úhila may not be based in Tonga, but she holds great pride at representing the nation of her ancestors. Úhila, who is living in Auckland and attending St. Cuthbert’s College, is currently representing Tonga at the OFC…

The opening match on the Match Day 3 of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, Tonga pushed forward from the outset and it paid off when they earned the lead just six minutes after a quick counter attack saw Mele…

Tonga were beaten 4 – 0 by a well-drilled Fiji side at Ngahue Reserve in Auckland during their first match at the OFC U – 19 Women’s Championship today. The powerful presence of Cema Nasau and Timaima Vuniyayawa up…

Tonga and Fiji are meeting today in their first match of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship. oceaniafootball.com will be bringing you live text updates of this encounter, please refresh your browser for the latest. You can also follow the…

On a rare sunny morning at the OFC Home of Football, the local iwi and Kaumatua, (maori elder) joined OFC dignitaries, OFC staff and the New Zealand U-19 team in welcoming each visiting team ahead of the kick-off of…

The Ha’apai group is comprised of 62 islands and the size of the smallest island is less than 1 hectare, and even the largest island is less than 18 square miles.  The populations of the two large islands of…

In this year’s secondary school football competition, there are 17 schools participated with 64 teams.   Every schools selected two or three teachers to look after their football teams and some of them they have never played football before. However,…

Sport 2 Life is now warmly welcomed by the Vahe Nukunuku District Officer, Sione Nuku Kata in a short opening ceremony at the Houma Catholic Hall to mark the beginning of this very vital training coming to their district…

Gear Up Futsal Referees!

There were 22 futsal referees showed up here at Loto-Tonga Soccer Centre getting ready for a two days refresher course as the Futsal season will be kick off before the week-end! This futsal referees refresher course has been leading…

Seini Lutu óf Veitongo United started to play football when she turned 8 years of age and this was the Just Play program piloted in Tonga in 2009. Lutu started to like playing football with boys and girls and…

This is another new era for Eua, when the TFA organised their first grassroot tournament ever to kick off at their soil, including Haápai and Vavaú. The grassroots tournament is one of the new tournament organised by Tonga Football…

A one day seminar in Pangai, Haápai proved a real eye opener to all those who attended, as Tonga Football Association laid out the map that outline the developing a strong beach soccer programme. There were representatives from 14…

The final match on the Match day 3 of the TFA Women’s League Stage 2 were officiated by Sione Lelenga and his two sisters.    Sione Lelenga was the referee while Lataisia Kaumatule the first assistant referee and Paita Lelenga…

Navutoka Women’s team nailed one more goal before the final whistle so they could take away the trophy and cash prize of the TFA Women’s League stage 2.  This was one of the most entertain game in all of…

Welcome to Loto-Tonga Soccer Center, for the final game, Veitongo United will take up Nautoka at 4pm.  The line up! Veitongo United! 2. LAÁKULU Ófaloto, 3. MOALA Heilala, 4. TUFUI Meleseini, 5. KAUVAKA Fipe, 6.MANU Átelaite (C), 7. TALASINGA…

RESULTS & RANKING MATCH DAY 2 – 15.03.2017 Goal Scorers   Eseta Vi 29 Navutoka FC 18 Ana Polovili 9 Veitongo FC 16 Seini Lutu 8 Veitongo FC 12 Heilala Fitikefu 30 Navutoka FC 7 Lisi Papani 10 Veitongo…

Match Day 1 – Summary

TFA WOMEN’S LEAGUE STAGE 2 RESULTS & RANKING MATCH DAY 1 – 13.03.2017     Playing Teams Scores Playing Teams 1 NAVUTOKA FC 22 1 HUNGA NEIAFU FC 2 LIVIELA FC 25 0 VEITONGO FC     TEAMS  …

Who will be the Champion? Liviela? Navutoka?Veitongo? or Hunga Neiafu? The two top teams from Vavaú arrived in the week-end in their preparations for the the stage 2 of our Women’s League, and they are Liviela and Hunga Neiafu. …

While Tonga Football launched the #ENDviolence campaign to mark the International Women’s day, Palu Úhatahi , Just Play Project Manager made a testimony about what she faced since her mother passed away 2 years ago. Úhatahi explained the saddest…

Just Play program in collaboration with Tonga Football marked the International Women’s by launching of #ENDviolence against women and girls to football coaches, referees, just play volunteers and representatives from football communities here in Tongatapu. This program was organised…