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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The Tuvalu national team arrived in Holland on 16/8/13 for an 11-week stay which will see them play a total of 21 matches all across the country.

The squad-list, comprising a squad of 23 players, shows a number of changes from the team which took part in the 2011 Pacific Games, and will published here in full shortly.

At the time of writing, the team has already played six matches, losing all six; a report on the game against SV Panningen will follow shortly, as will match reports on a number of games in due course.

Please find below the full programme, including the games played so far.

VV Nieuweschoot 3:2 Tuvalu (Heerenveen)

Alopua Petoa, Lutelu Tiute
25/08/13 VV Wilhelmus  10:1 Tuvalu (Voorburg)
Alopua Petoa
29/08/13 SV Panningen 4:2 Tuvalu (Panningen)
Panapa Mafoa, Leiatu Uoli
31/08/13 SV Grootegast 1:0 Tuvalu (Grootegast)
04/09/13 SC Stiens 5:1 Tuvalu (Stiens)
Teake Filialofa
07/09/13 VV Brederodes 5:0 Tuvalu (Vianen)
11/09/13 RKVV Tongelre : Tuvalu (Eindhoven) 
13/09/13 VV Akkrum : Tuvalu (Akkrum)
14/09/13 SC Buitenboys : Tuvalu (Almere)
17/09/13 JVC Julianadorp : Tuvalu (Julianadorp)
21/09/13 RKSV FCV Venlo : Tuvalu ('t Ven, Venlo)
29/09/13 Asser Boys : Tuvalu (Assen)
05/10/13 VV Baarlo : Tuvalu (Baarlo)
10/10/13 GVV '63 : Tuvalu (Gameren)
12/10/13 VV Elsendorp : Tuvalu (Elsendorp)
15/10/13 SV Orion : Tuvalu (Nijmegen)
17/10/13 Wilhelmina '08 : Tuvalu (Weert)
19/10/13 RKVVO : Tuvalu (Oerle)
23/10/13 SC Dauwendaele : Tuvalu (Middelburg)
26/10/13 RKVV Tongelre : Tuvalu (Eindhoven)
30/10/13 VV Brabantia : Tuvalu (Eindhoven)
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Fixture/results list correct as of 10/9/13. Many thanks go to Frank Westerlink from the Vrienden van Tuvalu/Stichting Dutch Support Tuvalu group who made the Tuvalu national team's trip to Holland (and this article) possible. To find out more about the Tuvalu team's travails in Holland, please go to the Tuvalu Football page on Facebook. to find out more about the organisation behind the trip, please visit the following website:

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