The history so far…

For many years ONOC included Regional Federations in their annual assembly to promote a cooperative approach to development of sport in the Oceania region. This was a successful initiative and gave rise to the forming of OSFO – the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania – as an outcome of the 2002 meeting in PNG.  Since then OSFO has worked to increase its identity, profile and role at these meetings.

Officially, the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceanian (OSFO) was established in Brisbane in March 2005. At a meeting attended by 20 regional sports federations, it was decided that an official body should be formed to represent the interests of members in the region. A constitution was passed, membership criteria established and a commitment made to meet annually during the ONOC Assembly.