West: Proper running tracks needed

The President of the Oceania Athletics Coaches Association (OACA), Terry West is calling on the national government to consider building a proper running tracks for athletics in the country. West highlighted this during an interview with Star Sports on Tuesday. He is currently assisting the athletics squad in preparation for major athletic events that are…

Aimela tops league

Aimela football club (FC) is currently sitting on the top spot in the Our Telekom Malaita capital soccer league which is underway in Auki Malaita province. The league is now in round three and all teams have already played three matches each. Aimela FC is leading the table with nine (9) points after winning all…

Auki soccer league fixtures

Round four of Our Telekom Malaita capital soccer league will continue on this weekend at Aligegeo stadium in Auki Malaita province. The league leaders Aimela fc will take on the Coastal Warrior’s fc at 1pm this Saturday 18th April 2015. The match will be a tough one because both teams need a win to determine…

Athletic coach happy with training

THE country’s athletics coach has expressed excitement over the current training program undertaken by the local athletic squad under the watchful eyes of Australian athletic coach. Terry West has been engaged following an invitation from Solomon islands Athletic Federation to help prepare the country’s athletic team for the upcoming Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua…

PNG Pepes lack court time

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) — Papua New Guinea netball coach Unaisi Rokoura says a lack of competition for her players is a major stumbling block in their preparation for the Pacific Games in July. A 20-member Pepes squad travel to Fiji today for a tournament that will involve the Fiji Pearls, a second Fijian representative…

OFC champions on track

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Defending champions Auckland City remain on track in the Fiji Airways OFC Champions League following another win in the second round of the competition. The New Zealand-based side thumped Western United of Solomon Islands 3-0 to lead Group B on six points. City which finished third in the FIFA Club World…

AS Pirae out of the race

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Last year’s semi-finalist AS Pirae of Tahiti crashed out of the Fiji Airways OFC Champions League after going down to debutants Gaitcha of New Caledonia 5-2 at Govind Park in Ba Tuesday night. Gaitcha showed a lot of improvement in the second encounter after the opening 3-0 loss to Ba. The…

Accused appeals conviction

A MAN who damaged the autopsy table at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) morgue has appealed his conviction in the High Court. As a result, Nicholas Hemu’s sentencing is upheld awaiting the outcome of the appeal. Hemu has been convicted of one count of common assault after a trial in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court in…

Relief supplies for Malaita

The loading of relief supplies to be distributed to disaster affected areas in Malaita Province is currently underway at the Point Cruz wharf, in Honiara. A visit by the Solomon Star to the Point Cruz Wharf yesterday witnessed a group of casual workers loading the food supplies into the ship. A chartered vessel will depart…