In sports, The Oceania Football Confederation is mourning the passing of long-time staff member Emmie Sope after a long illness.

Sope was the technical co-ordinator for the OFC Just Play Programme, that promotes physical activity and healthy living among primary schoolchildren.

The OFC Acting President Lambert Maltock says Sope will leave a large hole in the football landscape following years of tireless work in football development and with the Just Play Programme.