Bronze for hockey - Solomon Star News

Bronze for hockey

17 October 2017
The Solomon Islands Boys and Girls teams celebrating their wins.

The Solomon Islands men’s and women’s teams has won bronze medals in the Oceania Intercontinental Cup successfully ended over the weekend in Sydney, Australia.

President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne confirmed this to Star Sports, Monday.

“The national men’s hockey team has won bronze medal after beating   Samoa 6-1 in the third and fourth playoffs while women’s team also won Tonga  7-2 and scoop bronze medal in the third and fourth playoffs final,’’ he said.

Seneviratne said he was very proud of the results both teams have achieved in the competition.

 “I am really excited about our teams’ achievement.

“They improved alot and are heading to right direction,” he said.

“Our opponents played hockey for quite awhile compared to Solomon Islands, however we’ve improved a lot,” he added.

The president therefore thanked the DCC government, Australian High Commission Office and Samlimsan company for supporting hockey in the country.

“Without their support hockey will not be able to achieve our goals,” he added.

 Meanwhile, Vanuatu and Fiji have won the men’s and women’s Oceania Intercontinental Hockey 5’s titles over the weekend in Sydney.

Vanuatu defeated Samoa in the men’s Oceania 5’s goal medal match 11-1while Fiji beat Samoa Samoa 5-2 in the women’s gold medal match.

Australia Country finished top in both categories but were ineligible to play in the finals due to the competition having official FIH ranking points at stake.