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Tafea FC achieves double titles in PVFL

Tafea Football Club have won their tenth consecutive championship title and walked away with the Port Vila Football League closing knock out trophy.more

VFF HAS OWN INTERNET SITE - THANKS TO SPORTINGPULS

Followers of Vanuatu Football and football fans at large will soon be able to find up to date news and results on the Vanuatu Football Federation website thanks to a Sportingpulse course organised by VASANOC in Port Vila.more

Three Vanuatu FIFA Referees for Olympic Qualifier

The Oceania Football Confederation Will go through the Olympic Qualifying round (Men) with two groups.
Group A: 14-22 January 2004 - Sydney, Australia

Group B: 14-22 January 2004 - Auckland, New Zealandmore

Vanuatu Olympic Team prepare for January Qualifier

At least the majority of selected players for the Vanuatu Olympic presquad are now turning up for training with national coach Carlos Buzzetti.more

Lulu clears OFC on poor refereeing in Van vs NZ

The OFC referee committee has found out that there were poor performance of referees in Group B games in the last Oceania Men's Olympic qualifying tournament.more

The Shattered Dream of a Nation

The loss to New Zealand by the Vanuatu Olympic Team as a result of poor refereeing, has left a nation in disbelief over the way their team was denied the chance of a life time.more

Maleb the sensation in Oceania

The outstanding performance of Vanuatu's Under 17 striker Victor Maleb to finish top goal scorer in their Group B Olympic Qualification has confirmed he is truly the rising of a new star in the Pacific.more

Dreams do come true

The two forwards in the Vanuatu national team and Tafea FC, Richard Iwai and Etienne Mermer, have been given an apportunity to play in Australia this year. An achievement they both call "a dream come true".more

Lulu knocks on door to the Coupe de France

Vanuatu is attempting to return to the Coupe de France tournament with the backing of Tahiti and New Caledonia. This would restore a once highly regarded tournament between the once three French territories in Oceania, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.more

SA Coaching Director replaces A Pele

Following the replacing of Mr. Abedi Pele with South African Coaching Director Marcus Falopa, VFF Technical Department has prepared a series of training sessions for the Vanuatu U17s and Under 23 squads with Mr. Falopa.more

Senior squad start training

After the unfortunate campaign of their Olympic Team, the Vanuatu senior team have started training for the Nations Cup and World Cup qualifying tournaments.more

Shefa Football Association expects new leagues

The annual football tournament in Shefa Province sponsored by Laho Limited, is becoming very popular. For the first time Shefa Provincial government has decided to insert cash into the prize.more

Oceania teams are catching up - Farina

Island football in Oceania is developing well, and as indicated by this interview of Australian Coach Frank Farina, before the recent Olympic Qualifying tournament by FIFA news.more

Future looks bright for Vanuatu

Vanuatu may be a small football playing island nation in Oceania, but their achievements have sent signals of a bright future - an article from FIFA.commore

mitchie win two on the trot... and Mermer scores

Scoring goals in their two first matches with their new club, Mitchelton SC, in Brisbane Australia was more than enough to win the position of center forward.more

Vanuatu entry to Dom-Tom Cup a dream come true

After many years of negotiations to revive the one time strong football relations with New Caledonia and Tahiti, VFF President Johnny Tinsley Lulu has had fruitful meetings with FFF.more

VFF struggles to send team to World Cup tournament

As May draws near for the Oceania World Cup Qualifying tournament games in Samoa and Solomons, Vanuatu Football Federation is faced with financial difficulties that could prevent them from participating in the group in Samoa.more

VFF requests the PM to launch national support

The Vanuatu Football Federation has taken steps to involve the government and business community in getting funds to send the Vanuatu team to the world cup qualifying tournament in Samoa in May.more

Solomons Team arrive in Port Vila

Solomon Islands have began their world cup campaign arriving in Vanuatu their first leg of a tour of Melaniesia.more

Under strength Vanuatu edged by Solomons

PORT VILA, 3 April 2004: The visiting Solomon Islands national team came back from a 0-1 half-time deficit to upset Vanuatu 2-1, in a friendly international in Port Vila.more

Solomons complete sweep of Vanuatu

Port Vila, 7 April 2004: The Solomon Islands national team defeated Vanuatu, 2-1, in the second friendly match yesterday in Port Vila, to secure a series.
Vanuatu's Carlos Buzzetti and Solomons coach Alan Gillett join players in thanking the fansmore

Vanuatu hosts OFC Congress, FIFA President visit

OFC, 8 July 2004: The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) will be holding an extraordinary congress in Port Vila, Vanuatu this Saturday, 10 July.more

Tafea leads Independence Cup

PORT VILA, 8 July 2004: Tupuji Emere defeated Siaraga 2-0 in the first knock-out match for the Independence Cup played at Port Vila Municipal Stadium.more

Vanuatu U20 preparations on schedule

The Vanuatu national Under 20 team are already in full training, as they prepare for the Oceania Youth World Cup qualifying tournament in January.more

Geoffrey Gete named U20 Captain

Geoffrey was given the rank of Captain when the final 20 man team to represent Vanuatu in the Oceania tournament in Honiara were named.more

Vanuatu U20s depart for Honiara competition

The national Under 20 team left Port Vila early Thursday morning to be in Honiara before the official opening of the Oceania U20 World Cup Qualifying tournament starts Friday 21 January 2005.more

Vanuatu beats Tonga in heavy rain

It was a rough start for the Vanuatu Under 20 in the Oceania U20 World Cup tournament in Solomon Islands, but youn ni-Vans came out victorious over Tonga in their first game of the tournament Saturday 23 January 2005.more

Port Vila Futsal League i gat jenis long 2005 sise

Port Vila Futsal League bambae i wok folem niufala rod long 2005more

Oceania U20 World Cup tournament semi finalist

Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji have made it through to the sem finals of the Oceania Under 20 World Cup tournament in Honiara. Australia and Vanuatu came out of Group A whill Solomons and Fiji made it through in Group B.more

Australia vs Solomons in Oceania U20 tournament

Australia beat Fiji in the first semi final match of the Oceania U20 world cup tournament in Solomon Islands to be the first to qualify for the grand final, while Solomon Islands had to go extra time to beat Vanuatu to make through in the other semi .more

Vanuatu triumph over Fiji to finish third

Vanuatu have finished third in the Oceania Under 20 tournament in Solomon Islands after beating Fiji 4-1 in the third and fourth place play off Monday 31 January 2005.more

Golden Star i tekem niu daereksen

Tim Maneja blong Golden Star Andrew Leong i eim blong jenisem daereksen blong Golden Star FC blong mekem klab ia i karem bak stetas blong hem olsem wan strong klab blong bifo i kam.more

Apco Coating Cup in PVFL

Apco Coating Vanuatu has taken a step into sports signing an agreement with the Port Vila Football League to sponsor the PVFL 2005 Opening Knock Out tournament.more

Redal stays on in Division 1, Amical needs a win t

As the Port Vila Football League moves toward kicking its 2005 season, there are four teams that have yet to find out their division in the new year. Redal FC have secured their place while Amical and Pango Green Birds have another match to play.more

Tronquet i lukaotem rod blong VFF i kam self rilae

Vais Presiden blong Vanuatu Football Federation Jacques Tronquet i gat wan misen blong lidim VFF i kam self rilaen.more

Vanuatu U17s to play New Caledonian U17s

Vanutau has welcomed the visit by the New Caledonian U17 team this weekend as they continue their preparation toward the Oceania U17 tournament in two months.more

Vanuatu win two match series against New Caledonia

The Vanuatu U17 team preparing for the coming Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament in April was previlleged to have played at least two international friendlies thanks to the recent visit by neighboring New Caledonia last weekend.more

Shefa Laho Cup i go long mankis Mei

Anuol klab jambionsip blong Shefa FA i no bin tekem ples long las yia folem ileksen blong provinsol kaonsel. Mo naoia kaonsel i makem manis Mei finis olsem deit blong holem tunamen blong 2004.more

Ol jambion klab blong 2004 bambae i plei long VFF

Niufala VFF Cup tunamen bambae i stat long yia ia. Deit mo ol rul blong hem bambae i go yet long kongres. Be oli talemaot finis se bambae ol jambion klab blong 2004 nao bambae i feswan blong kombit long 1milien Vatu prais tunamen ia.more

PVFL i kikim off 2005 wetem Apco Coatings

Futbol long Port Vila i stat long wan sad not folem ded blong Honorari Presiden blong Vanuatu Football Federation Kalman Kiri long Fraide 25 Februare. Be nomata long hemia, i gat sam gud aksen i kamaot long Sarere.more

A TRIBUTE TO KALMAN KIRI

This orbituary is in memory of the Man Who Brought Life Back To Vanuatu Sports After Independence, VASANOC's Vice-President, Mr.Kalman Kiri Manlangai.more

VFF Announces Final 20 In National Under 17 Squad

All is ready for the Vanuatu U17 to leave for Noumea for the OFC World Cup qualifier. But ready for the matches? The team hopes to spend two weeks in the New Caledonia capital to make final preparations before they can answer such a question.more

Vanuatu U17 to wear Air Vanuatu colours

Air Vanuatu has come forward for the first time to support a Vanuatu national socer team. This Friday the U17 players will wear Air Vanuatu T shirts when they board the plane on Friday 18 March to go to Noumea for the OFC tournament.more

Vanuatu U17 arrive early in Noumea

As a result of a positive collaboration between VFF and the Vanuatu Community in Noumea, the national U17 team are already in the New Caledonian capital two weeks before the start of the Oceania U17 World Cup qualifying tournament.more

Tafea FC win first leg against Lotoha'pai

The Vanuatu champion club Tafea FC will need at least a draw to qualify for Tahiti in their second leg of their play off against Tonga's champions Lotoha'pai on Wednesday 23 March.more

Tafea FC qualify for Oceania Club Championship in

They have represented Vanuatu twice in the Oceania Club Championships, and this year they have qualified again. Tafea FC have beaten Tongan Champions Lotoha'pai twice to earn their ticket to another Oceania club championship.more

Golden Star i winim PVFL Opening tunamen

Golden Star anda long lidasip blong Andrew Leon i kamaot wina blong wan tunamen long PVFL bakeken. Wetem niufala fes we i gat ol pleya blong ol nara aelan long tim, bambae Golden Star i wan strong tim tru long 2005 sisen.more

Vanuatu 20 vs Tonga 0

The Vanuatu Under 17 have set a goal scoring record for Vanuatu national teams beating Tonga 20 goals to nil on Tuesday.more

Vanuatu qualify for semis

Vanuatu defeated a determined Tahiti side 2-1 on Saturday 9 April to finish second to Australia in their Group A play off.more

New Caledonia join Solomons in semi finals

Hosts New Caledonia have sprung up from a sluggish start to finish second in the OFC Under 17 world cup play off in Noumea. They beat Fiji 2 - 0 to reach the semi finals.more

Nipo confident in Vanuatu reaching final

With the semi finals of the OFC Under 17 tournament yet to be played, VFF Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Nipo says he is confident his team will reach the final.more

Host nation qualify for semi finals

ALthough Fiji tried hard they were no match for a more determined and committed host side.more

Australia and Vanuatu for final OFC U-17's

The Vanuatu Under 17 team have reached the final of the OFC Under 27 tournament in Noumea after defeating hosts New Caledonia on Wednesday night.more

WE ARE BACK

VFF website news back onmore

VFF cautions provincial associations on protocol

The Port Vila Football League, an affiliate of Vanuatu Football Federation, has launched a highly competitive Province of Origin tournament. Sadly the formation of the tournament was not proper according to VFF.more

Iason resigns as President of PVFL

The President of Vanutau's top league George Iapson has resigned amid moves to oust him in a reshuffle within the Port Vila Football League executive Tuesday.more

FIFA Women's Coaching Course progressing well

Some thirty women coaches and players are takfing part in the FIFA Women's Coaching Course in the Vanuatu capital Port Vila since Monday 8 August.more

Hilton-Smith finds talents in local women's soccer

After three days with the participants of the FIFA Women's Coaching Course in Vila, FIFA woman Instructor Fran Hilton-Smith gives a positive reflection on the talents in Vanuatu women soccer players.more

Malampa and Tafea in the PO grand final

It was another great day of football in Port Vila on Saturday 24 September as the players from the Port Vila Football League represented their home provinces in the semi finals of the Province of Origin tournament.more

Vanuatu commemorates FIFA Fair Play Day

The Province of Origin tournament semi finals day was the perfect occassion that football authgorities in Port Vila used to commemorate the 2005 Fair Play Day.more

FIFA Women's Football Seminar an Eye Opener

The FIFA Women's Football seminar held in Rarotonga has been seen as a good start for women's football in the region, as far as Vanuatu participants are concerned.more

VanuaKids Tournament in full swing

The annual VanuaKids program of VFF is entering its second stage on Wednesday 5 October.more

Yatel halted Westtan's winning tempo

Yatel FC had to fight to the end to keep the determined Westtan side at bay in their PVFL Premiership match on Saturday.more

Port Vila Football League Championship Results

The Port Vila Football League championships is close to ending the season, and Tafea FC are again on target to snatch another title. While new comers in Division 1 Kings Utd are giving the bigger names a scare.more

Tafea vs Malampa in PO Tournament

Tafea will take on Malampa in the Province of Origin tournament grand final to be played in Port Vila on Saturday 29 October.more

Malampa wins PO Tournament

The Malampa Provincial team became the first to win the first ever Province of Origin tournament in Vanuatumore

2005 VFF Cup Southern Region kicks off

The VFF Cup ellimination rounds for the Southern Region has kicked off Saturday 5 November in Port Vila with Tafea FC showing supremacymore

Nipikinamu causes upset enroute to finals

Nipikinamu FC from Tafea FA have outscored Port Vila Premier team Amical FC to reach the final of the VFF Cup Southern Region play off.more

Pele FC 2005 Shefa/Laho Cup Champions

Pele FC from Tongoa defeated a strong Iwoka side from Emae to snatch the 2005 title in a tournament played at the new Ouchida Stadium on Emae island.more

Tronquet says VFF to take a more strict stand

As the start of the 2006 football season approaches, VFF Vice President Jacques Tronquet reminds associations and leagues of the stand by VFF.more

Vanuatu women's soccer team move to camp

The Vanuatu national women's Under 20 soccer team are moving into camp this weekend as they prepare for the coming Oceania Women's World Cup qualifying tournament.more

Tronquet a blessing for Sanma FA: Katty

The Vice President of VFF Jacques Tronquet has left Luganville town football and has been elected Vice President of Sanma FA. A move seen as a blessing by Sanma FA.more

Bakokoto directs leaders to VFF constitution

As leaders of the Port Vila Football League continue to complain against the VFF constitution, the Honorary Prsident of Shefa Football Billy Bakokoto comes out to call on leaders to stick to the VFF constitution.more

Vanuatu Project Management supports VFF

Vanuatu Football could be one of those main sports in Vanuatu that could benefit from a commitment from the Vanuatu Project Management to develop sports in the country.more

VPM dresses Vanuatu Women's U20 Team

As Vanuatu prepares to send their first ever Under 20 women's team to a world cup qualifier, the local American firm Vanuatu Project Management, has come out to provide two sets of uniforms for the girls taem, and promises to provide 1000 balls to VFF in July.more

Government welcomes football development in SHEFA

The Vanuatu government has seen the formation of the South Efate Football League in SHEFA Province as a positive indication of the development of sports in the rural society.more

VFF confirms extra ordinary congress date

Since the passing of former President of VFF Johnny Tinsley Lulu, Vanuatu Football is looking forward to electing a successor in an extra ordinary congress in June. The congress will also look at the controversial Article 20 of the VFF Statutes.more

Tafea FC snatches injury time winner over Magenta

TAFEA FC 1 AS MAGENTA 0
Richard Iwai was sent off but Freddy Vava saved the day for the Boys from the South in the OFC Club Championships in Auckland as they secured their first three points on the board.more

Imbert Nake puts Tafea FC a step closer to semis

A long range blast from Tafea FC's attacking midfielder Imbert Nake from outside the area has placed the Boys from the South in a possible route to the semifinals of the OFC Club Championships in Auckland.more

Tafea FC bows out of OFC Club Championship

Tafea FC of Vanuatu have failed to reach the semi finals of the OFC Club Championship after they were held to a 3-all draw by New Zealand's YoungHeart Manawatu in their last Group match on Tuesday.more

Vanuatu Football Federation trials U12 players

The Vanuatu Football Federation has began search for players to form a national team for the upcoming Oceania Youth Championshipsmore

NEW WORLD AHEAD FOR VANUATU OR SOLOMON ISLANDS

Either Vanuatu or the Solomon Islands with become the first Pacific Island country to qualify for a FIFA World Championship following the conclusion of Match Day 3 at the FIFA Beach Soccer Qualifier - Tahiti.more

Port Vila win gold in Vanuatu Games

Port Vila came back to win gold again after losing to Tafea in the 2004 Provincial Games in Tanna, beating their home province SHEFA in the Penama Games football grand final match on Saturday 2 September.more

Carlos says he would give more information about h

Vanuatu Technical Director and National Coach Carlos Buzzetti has cut short his four year contract with VFF, claiming VFF has breached their agreement.more
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