WEST Are’Are Football Association (WAFA) league committee is set to revive the Under-16 girl’s tournament in West Are’Are mid this year.
The Under- 16 girl’s league has become a focus for WAFA since its establishment in 2012 to develop and provide an avenue for women to participate in football industry.
The girl’s league was first introduced with Kirio festival development program for women, organised by Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) through Malaita Football Association (MFA) in Auki.
General Secretary of WAFA Roma Apaniai said the committee is keen to revive the girl under-16 league in West Are’Are region.
He said the establishment of the first women league in 2012 has strengthened the idea of reviving the girl’s league this year in West Are’Are.
“We will work really hard to revive the girl’s football league in the region.
“We have learnt from our first league program in 2012, and this round we want to see girls football in West Are’Are to improve.”
Apaniai said organising girls’ football league in rural community is very difficult and complicated since culture is becoming a barrier to girls football developments in the country.
“For girls in the rural community, football is not common, it take times to build their interest so that they can adopt football game.”
Apaniai calls for support from West Are’Are Honiara residents to assist the ongoing football league in West Are’Are.
He said the program is not for the benefit of WAFA but the entire West Are’Are people in Malaita province and Solomon Islands at large.
Meanwhile WAFA the Under-17 league committee is set to kick off its under 17 league on 28th this month.
By SOLOMON LOFANA