Football in Vanuatu
The success of technical development programmes and some impressive performances from the Vanuatu national team in international competitions have aroused public interest in the game of football in Vanuatu. This higher profile has also encouraged many sponsors to commit to joint projects. The Minister for Sport and Education has shown great faith in the work of the national association, and has helped to launch development programmes for women's football and futsal. In the last years, Vanuatu's national teams have enjoyed considerable success. While the senior team finished fourth in the Oceania Nations Cup 2002, both the U-17 and futsal teams were classed second in the respective 2002/2003 Oceania rankings.
Second Goal project
On 21 March 2007, the Goal Bureau approved the acquisition of the essential fittings intended to complete the first project, which was the construction of the national football academy in Teoma and Port Vila and the laying of an artificial pitch at Port Vila stadium. The new football pitch enables Vanuatu teams to host international matches, which had not been possible before as they had no pitches of the standard regulation dimensions.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial pitch at the main stadium of Port Vila
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Opened on 23 January 2009
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000