Despite Solomon Islands women’s hockey team will make the first debut in international hockey competition Bently Donga is confident that our national side will be competitive.
Head coach Donga stressed this to Star Sports in an interview.
“This will be our first time to have our women’s team representing the country in any international competition,’’ Donga said.
He said since hockey was introduced in Solomon Islands, they did not have any women’s team competed in any competitions.
“This is the first time we have a women’s team.’’
“And with current trend of hockey in the country, I believe we will achieve commendable result in our first appearance in international competition,’’ he said.
He also stressed the level in which hockey has taken in the country is really amazing.
“The interest displayed by our young girls’, students and women are very encouraging,’’ he said.
He further stressed the level of support Oceania Hockey Federation rendered towards the development of the sport in the country was outstanding.
Meanwhile Star Sports understands both men and women’s teams are currently undergoing intensive training in preparation for the World League Round One set to be staged in Suva, Fiji from June 27th – 3rd July 2016.
Winners of the World League Round One will progress to Round Two.
The format of play for this World League Round 1 will be hockey 5’s.
By CROFTON UTUKANA