Auckland United learn group opponents for OFC Women’s Champions League

Auckland United will face teams from Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia at the OFC Women’s Champions League tournament in March.

The New Zealand national champions will play group games against Labasa (Fiji), Veitonga (Tonga) and a yet-to-be-decided club to represent New Caledonia.

The eight-club tournament will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from March 10-23, 2024.

The draw for the second edition of the competition was conducted by former Football Ferns captain Maia Jackman, and hosted by MC/broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst, at OFC’s Auckland headquarters on Wednesday January 17.

Maia Jackman carried out the draw for OFC. Photo credit: OFC / Phototek.

The two groups of four teams will play round-robin pools, with the group winners meeting the runners-up from the other group in semi-finals.

Auckland United will become the first New Zealand club to compete in the OFC Women’s Champions League after the withdrawal of Eastern Suburbs from the inaugural event in 2023.

By winning the 2023 Women’s National League, Auckland United earned the right to represent New Zealand at the 2024 OFC tournament.

Group A

  • Vanuatu representative*
  • Hekari United FC (Papua New Guinea)
  • Avatiu FC (Cooks Islands)
  • Henderson Eels (Solomon Islands)

*Still to be decided

Group B

  • Labasa Women FC (Fiji)
  • Auckland United (New Zealand)
  • Veitongo FC (Tonga)
  • New Caledonia representative*

*Still to be decided

Auckland United … qualified for the OFC Champions League by winning the Women’s National League grand final against Southern United. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Tournament schedule

The draw

Here’s how the draw took place:

OFC Men’s Champions League

Meanwhile, the draw has been completed for the OFC Men’s Champions League to be held in Tahiti in May.

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