CISNOC's Beginings

Cook Islands Sports was founded in 1943 as the Rarotonga Sports Association. We became the Cook Islands Sports Association in 1960 and finally achieving the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition in October 1986 after changing our name and adopting the new Constitution. we became know as the Cook Islands Sports & Olympic Association (CISOA). In 2002 as part of the move to be recognised as an NOC of the IOC, we had to change our name to what we are known today as the Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee (CISNOC), also by doing this, ammendments to our Constitution had to be made, and approved by the IOC.

CISNOC is the governing body for sports throughout the Cook Islands, it is also responsible for the co-ordination and management of all Cook Islands Teams to the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Pacific Games.

"WHEN IT ALL BEGAN"  - althougth records are not kept, we have been able to identify some of the dates that the sports are said to have been formed.

1910 Rarotonga Cricket Club
1915 Rarotonga Boxing Association
1919 Rarotonga Athletics Association
1926 Rarotonga Rugby Club
1928 Rarotonga Bowling Club Inc.
1931 Rarotonga Sailing Club
  Aitutaki Sailing Canoe Club
1936 Rarotonga Soccer Association
  Rarotonga Tennis Association
  Rarotonga Basketball (Netball) Association
1940 Rarotonga Sailing Club Inc.
1943 RAROTONGA SPORTS ASSOCIATION
1946 Cook Islands Tennis Association
1948 Rarotonga Golf Club
1951 Rarotonga Table Tennis Association
1959 Cook Islands Underwater Fishing Club
1960 COOK ISLANDS SPORTS ASSOCIATION Inc.
1970 Rarotonga Basketball Association
1975 Rarotonga Badminton Club
1976 Judo Cook Islands Association
1978 Rarotonga Rugby League Association
1979 Rarotonga Volleyball Association
1980 Cook Islands Bodybuilding Association
1981 Cook Islands Weightlifting Association
1982 Cook Islands Powerlifting Association
1986 COOK ISLANDS SPORTS & OLYMPIC ASOCIATION
  (Cook Islands become a member of the IOC)
1996 Cook Islands Volleyball Association
  Formation of the Women in Sports Committee
1997 Cook Islands Badminton Association
  Cook Islands Softball / Baseball Association
1998 Cook Islands Handball Association
2002 COOK ISLANDS SPORTS & NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
2002 Formation of the High Performance Commission
2004 Formation of the Sports Medical Commission
2005 Aquatics Cook Islands (Swimming Association)
2006 Formation of the Athletes Commission
   
CISOA / CISNOC PRESIDENT
Hugh M. Henry (1986 - 1993)
Terry Hagen (1993 - 1997)
John Tierney (1997 - 2000)
Tiki Matapo (2000 - 2009)
Sir Geoffery Henry KBE (2009 - 2012)
Hugh R. Graham (2012 - )
 
CISOA / CISNOC SECRETARY GENERAL
Peter Marsters (1986 - 1988)
David Lobb (1988 - 1990)
George Paniani (1990 - 1999)
David Lobb (1999 - 2005)
Tony Hole (2005 - 2007)
Rosie Blake BEM (2007 - 2013)
Robert B. Graham (2013 - )
 
Prior to becoming CISOA / CISNOC
PRESIDENTS
Kura Strcikland (prior to 1979)
Hugh Henry (1979 - 1986)
 
SECRETARY GENERAL
Paul MacDonnell (prior to 1979)
David Lobb (1979 - 1986)

What'z On...

Cook Islands National Sports Awards

Date: 19th March 2017 / Time: 5.00pm / Venue: Edgewater Resort & Spa

Nomination forms can be uplifted from the CISNOC office in Nikao, nomination close Wednesday 1st March 2017.

CISNOC Annual General Meeting

Date: 22nd March 2017 / Time: 6.30pm / Venue: Olympic House, Nikao

 

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2017 Events

2017 Upcoming Events

JANUARY

2–3   Rarotonga League 9's

TBC   Netball School Holiday Program

FEBRUARY

4       Triathlon - Men's Competition

6       Primary School Football Programme Starts

13-18 Kia Orana Festival / Beach Games

18     Junior Netball One Day Tournament

18     Oe Vaka Corporate Race Day

23     Vaka Fight Night / Boxing Cook Islands

MARCH

1       Netball Domestic Season Starts (8weeks)

1       Primary School Football Senior Competition Starts

11     Triathlon - Women's Competition

19     CISNOC NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS, EDGEWATER RST

20     Rarotonga 5-A-Side Football Competition Starts

22     CISNOC ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

28–31 ONOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Fiji

30     FIFA FUTURO III Refereeing Course (Football) Starts

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