Busy year ahead for national age group teams at Oceania tournaments

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New Zealand age group sides have a busy 2023 calendar with the confirmation of more tournaments to be held in the Oceania region.

The Oceania Football Confederation have released a calendar of events, many of which will involve New Zealand teams.

These include tournaments for an U-23 Olympic side, boy’s youth U-15 and women’s U-16 and U-19 teams.

“Since the launch of the OFC Strategy 2023 – 2026 last year, we have reaffirmed our commitment to high performance, so it’s fantastic to have a full competitions calendar in front of us,” said OFC General Secretary Franck Castillo.

“To say the last few years have been challenging would be an understatement, so now that borders are open, and teams can come together, we can celebrate football with our Oceania family.

“We’re really excited about our commitment to women’s football, in a year that’ll see New Zealand co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be massive for the Oceania region.”


Upcoming age group tournaments are:

OFC U-15 Boys’ Youth Development
Dates: April 11 — 17, 2023
Venue: Ngahue Reserve, New Zealand

OFC U-19 Women’s Championship
Dates: June 21 — July 8, 2023
Venue: Fiji

OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Dates: August 27 — September 9, 2023
Venue: New Zealand

OFC U-16 Women’s Championship
Dates: September 13 — 30, 2023
Venue: Tahiti

OFC Futsal Nations Cup
Dates: October 1 — 7, 2023
Venue: New Zealand

Pacific Games
Dates: November 19 — December 2
Venue: Solomon Islands

International beach soccer makes a return to the calendar in June, with the OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup 2023 set to take place in Tahiti.

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