The Vanuatu Football Federation says the initial success of the country's first ever women's open league shows how popular the sport can be.
The league was established last month, and has already attracted about 200 women aged between 15 and 27.
Vanuata Football's women's football development officer, Joel Rarua, says the ultimate aim is to have a women's league for all eight member associations.
"The girls get into the uniform, have their boots on, singlets, shorts, feel part of a team just by looking at their faces and how they get to [support] each other it looks very interesting and I asked them, "Did you enjoy the football?" They said "Yeah and we want more" so that is giving me an idea that the girls are becoming more and more interested in soccer".
Joel Rarua says he wants football to overtake netball as the dominant women's sport in Vanuatu and believes the sport can flourish providing the Oceania Football Confederation and FIFA provide more support.