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.