Fijians superb athletes, says FIFA official

FIFA development officer Glenn Turner believes Fijians are superb athletes who can be nurtured and developed at an early age to become world stars. Turner was facilitating a three-year development plan workshop for Fiji FA and district officials in Nadi Saturday. He said there needed to be a structure in place to monitor the development…

Futsal trio leads Victoria into finals

The Solomon Islands Futsal trio, who teamed up with the Victorian Futsal team, has led Bayside Victoria into the U19 finals grand finals of the Craig Foster Futsal Challenge yesterday. Unfortunately they were held to a 10-9 defeat to Sunshine Coast. The three were reportedly late for their opening game which Victoria lost 3-2 to…

HFA: SIFF must send an U20 team

The Honiara Football Federation (HFA) has called on the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) that it is a must to send an U20 team for this year’s U20 World Cup qualifiers. The HFA president William Lai yesterday made the call through the Solomon Islands Soccer page on Facebook which attracted a lot of support. Lai…

Thank you readers, parents

WE thank our readers and the Honiara public for your patience yesterday. We know you all have been waiting anxiously for the school results of our children, the first of which was published yesterday. We’ve put everything in place ahead of yesterday’s print to ensure the paper gets out as early as possible for the…

Positively impacting community

Hopefully, part of your agreement with life involves improving parts of your community that need help. One of the best ways to positively impact your community is by showing people (of all ages) how to get involved in it. By helping them understand how a particular community works, who the key players are, and what…

Stars of the future to shine brighter

Islands Business: Young people, particularly children, young women and people living with disabilities, have traditionally been marginalised in development processes and hurt by systemic and structural discrimination and inaction. This, according to Rebecca Solomon, needs to change. Solomon, a young woman from Vanuatu, is an active member of the Vanuatu National Youth Council, the Pacific…

Visa delay denies our futsal squads

THE Solomon Islands national U12 and U19 futsal squad have been denied the chance to represent the country at the Greg Foster Futsal Championship in Australia. According to reports reaching Star Sports yesterday, the problem faced by the two teams was due to not enough funds and players’ visas delay. “Many of the players have…