CONIFA Stories: Kernow FA

“The hunger remains the same. Cornwall doesn’t need permission to be at its best and I’m sure that will continue for years to come,” – Kernow Football Alliance chairman and co-founder, Jason Heaton. The spring sun shines upon Priory Park’s lush green surface. The gold and black of the host’s kit glistens in all its…

CONIFA Announces First-Ever Women’s World Football Cup

CONIFA are delighted to confirm that Kernow FA, Northern Cyprus, Sapmi, Cascadia, Chameria and host member Székely Land will compete in this summer’s first-ever CONIFA Women’s World Football Cup (June 23-30). Kristóf Wenczel, CONIFA Vice-President, said: “Székely Land is very proud to host the first ever CONIFA Women’s World Football Cup. It is a huge…

European Football Cup returns for 2021 in Nice

We are delighted to confirm that the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2021 will take place in Nice, France on June 9-19, 2021.  We also take great pride in announcing that the following members have qualified for the tournament and will be placed into four groups of three teams during Sunday’s draw ceremony (January 31;…

CONIFA Teams Up With Schiermacher Outfitters

CONIFA is pleased to announce a three-year-partnership that will see Scandanvian based, Schiermacher Outfitters, welcomed on board as official technical supplier.  The collaboration means, amongst other things, that all CONIFA representatives and staff at all official CONIFA events will use clothing and equipment exclusively supplied by Schiermacher, who will also supply official balls for matches…

CONIFA calls for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

CONIFA abhor the use of military action as a method of resolving a dispute and believes in meaningful dialogue and communication. CONIFA Global President, Per-Anders Blind, said, “CONIFA is saddened by the escalating situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We call upon all players to consider a diplomatic solution to the problem and we therefore encourage…

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CONIFA Appoint New General Manager

Dr. Fabio Puntillo has been confirmed as the new General Manager for CONIFA as the organisation continue to plan for the future. The CONIFA ExCo is committed to supporting the growth of the whole organisation. With the CONIFA events growing ever bigger, and the increasing number of members, this require more efficient and effective strategies…

Who is Francesco Zema?

CONIFA is keen to support players from all backgrounds as it celebrates inclusivity across the globe. In our latest feature, we catch up with Francesco Zema, the organisation’s Disabled Football Manager. Tell us a bit about you? I am a Non-Profit specialist working with vulnerable communities, young at risk and disabled people. I am family…

Hope on the horizon for Kiribati and Tuvalu

Image credit: Con Chronis There’s good news on the horizon for two CONIFA members. Both Kiribati and Tuvalu look set to start playing football under the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The news first broke on 14 March 2020, when a Facebook post quoting Tuvalu Islands Football Association (TIFA) President Soseala Tinilau appeared on a page…

CONIFA’s AGM: looking to the future in Jersey

Author: Olaf Jensen; Image credit: Brad Merrett. CONIFA began debating its agenda for the coming decade on day one of its 7th Annual General Meeting, opened in Jersey by Global President Per-Anders Blind and Jersey’s Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Senator, Steve Pallett. Steve, whose ministerial responsibilities cover the island’s sport,…

A perfect 10 for Tamil Eelam

Image credit: Pat McGuinness West Papua score 2 to Tamil Eelam’s 10 in The Hague West Papua’s second international match in two months saw them take on Tamil Eelam in The Hague on 21 December 2019, on a day more suited to sitting at home with your feet up than watching a CONIFA World Football…

The 16 teams going to the 2020 CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 – revealed!

Image credit: CONIFA/Alvaro Velazquez With the news that the CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 will be taking place between 30 May-7 June 2020 in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, CONIFA is delighted to announce that the following teams have qualified for the tournament. AfricaMatabelelandKabyliaDarfurWestern Sahara AsiaTamil EelamPanjabUnited Koreans in Japan EuropeSouth OssetiaWestern ArmeniaKernowParishes of…

PRESS RELEASE: CONIFA ANNOUNCES YOUNG PIONEER TOURS AS OFFICIAL TOUR PARTNER

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has today announced another exciting partnership, with Young Pioneer Tours signing a one-year deal to become the football federation’s Official Tour Partner. 2019 has been a year of progress for CONIFA, with the growth of their women’s football programme, along with a hugely successful Sportsbet.io European Football Cup…