Kurukuru squad further trimmed

Solomon Islands’ Kurukuru squad has been further trimmed from a 34 provisional list to a 23-man training squad. In a statement this afternoon SIFF revealed that Australia-based players Micah Lea’alafa, Jack Witney, and James Egeta are drafted into the squad alongside 20 home-based players. “The players will sign a contract with SIFF leading up to…

SEASONAL WORKERS SUE EMPLOYERS

TWO Solomon Islanders working on farms in Australia under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme are suing their employers for injuries sustained in the course of their duty.  Thomas Lency and Morris Tataiora both got injured while on duty last year. Since then, they have been put out of work while recovering from their…

63 SI athletes now training in Australia

SIXTY-THREE athletes from Solomon Islands are now in Australia to train and participate in the country’s competitions as part of preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games. A statement from Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) performance manager Jackie Travertz said the 63 athletes represent three sporting federations – athletics, triathlon and swimming. Travertz said…