Cook Islands Football Association

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Cook Islands Football Association
Short nameCIFA
FIFA affiliation1994
OFC affiliation1994
PresidentTiraa Arere

The Cook Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Cook Islands.


The Association was founded in 1971.[1]

In 1994, the CIFA became a member of FIFA.[1]

The Associations headquarters and Academy were opened in 2004.[1]


Name Position Source
Cook Islands Tiraa Arere President [2]
Cook Islands Moeroa Tamangaro Vice President [2]
n/a General Secretary
Cook Islands Teina Savage Treasurer [2]
n/a Technical Director
England Alan Taylor Team Coach (Men's) [2]
Australia Gary Phillips Team Coach (Women's)
Cook Islands George Ellis Media/Communications Manager [2]
n/a Futsal Coordinator
Cook Islands Maarametua Kaukura Referee Coordinator [2]

Technical directors[edit]


  • The CIFA, as of 2004, produced two officials to officiate in FIFA final competitions: Michael Mouauri and Teariki Goodwin.[3]
  • With a population of 15,000, the CIFA is one of FIFA's smallest member associations in terms of population, but covers an area the approximate size of Western Europe.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "About Cook Islands Football Association". CIFA. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "FIFA". Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Ref to officiate at Olympics". CIFA. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation (Cook Islands)". OFC. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.

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