News - Mariya

Meet Mariya – CONIFA’s newest member

The most recent addition to the CONIFA family comes from Oceania – say ‘hello’ to Mariya! Australian First Nations Mariya, the FA’s full name, represents the indigenous peoples of Australia. The team made its international debut earlier this year in the ‘Clash of Culture’ series, when the Mariya men and women’s sides took on the…

Kernow - Cornwall

Welcome to Kernow!

This beautiful region is the latest member of CONIFA – find out more about Kernow FA here -written by Pat McGuinness / photo credit: Kernow Drone @ Lee Pascoe The English county of Cornwall is known the world over for its stunning scenery, its surfing, its fishing and its former tin industry, and the region has…

Rohingya FC

Four ways you can help Rohingya FC

CONIFA are supporting Rohingya FC, who need assistance with equipment, kit and so much more. Find out how you can help the Malaysia-based refugee team here… – The Rohingya people, described as ‘the world’s most persecuted people’ by the United Nations, have their own football team – Rohingya FC – based in their asylum city…

News - boots2africa

CONIFA Tie Up A Partnership With Boots2Africa

CONIFA is proud to announce its partnership with Boots2Africa, providing football boots to CONIFA member teams in need – by Ola Bjerkevoll On the announcement of the partnership with CONIFA, Boots2Africa co-founder Iain Finch said: “We’re delighted to be working with CONIFA, supporting children, young adults and organisations across the independent football nation world to…

Open Letter to President Poroshenko

Dear Mr President,   We write regarding recent statements made by your colleagues, Ukraine’s Sport Minister Mr Ihor Zhdanov and Foreign Minister Mr Pavlo Klimkin. Mr Zhdanov and Mr Klimkin have made public statements equated the football players of the Karpatalya representative football team with terrorists and labelled them separatists. The government of Ukraine has…

Fejer, Boudia and Singh Scoop #WFC2018 Awards

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is pleased to announce the following individual awards following the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup: Goalkeeper Bela Fejer Csongor has been named the Paddy Power Player of the Tournament, following numerous impressive stints in goals for eventual champions Karpatalya including a match-winning save in the penalty shoot-out.…