DEAR EDITOR – I would like to raise a point of concern regarding the new proposed rugby stadium/shopping mall building in progress at town ground.
I regularly pass the building site and one thing has come to my attention. The size of (or the lack of) the whole project considering its purpose.
Since it is a rugby stadium I was wondering where are the rugby games to be played? Surely not in the middle of the complex?
The game of rugby (league or Union) involves a lot of kicking (to gain ground in union and the ‘bomb’ a tactic used by league teams where the rugby ball is kicked high into the air and both teams battle for possession.
This tactic is usually employed by the attacking team (deep in opposition territory) and passing by the proposed rugby stadium I find it difficult to see how a proper game of rugby (league or union) could be played in the proposed field.
Even before constructions began the Town Ground area barely had space for a proper rugby field (considering seats for spectators, changing rooms for the teams, try line area etc.)
Can (SIRUF) or the Town Council ensure that the proposed rugby facilities comply with international rugby regulations?
This would include the size of the field and other facilities as such detail not only has legal issues but would ensure safety of the players and the public as well.
On another note but still on sports, just thought what if the whole complex was turned into a futsal stadium instead?
Since futsal is by far the most successful team sports (apart from beach soccer) Solomon Islands has had and we have a promising future as we seem to have endless talented futsal players it would only be logical and beneficial for us.
I’m sure the business side of things will take care of itself once we host international futsal teams to play Kurukuru.
Or hao? Wat na ting ting blo youfala?
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