Softball gears up

EIGHT associations have confirmed their participation at this year’s national softball championships in Kokopo in April. Papua New Guinea Softball Federation senior vice president Ralph Tarasomo confirmed yesterday that the host organising committee was all set to stage the tournament following a successful national club championships last September. The affiliates who paid their nomination fees…

Girls champion starts preparation

DEFENDING Coca-Cola Games girls champion and the pride of Lautoka, Jasper Williams High School kick-tart their preparation to defend the title this year with their inter-house this Friday. The event to be held at the Lautoka Mission School ground, is a much anticipated affair as many want to represent their school come April in Suva.…

Fiji’s transfer window to open

A lot of movements are expected in the month long Fiji Football Association transfer window which opens on February 24. Ba and Nadi are expected to strengthen their squads ahead of the Oceania Champions League play-offs in April. Lautoka, which is reeling at the bottom of the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League (NFL) has…

Football Ferns pipped in 2014 opener

Despite a strong showing in their first game of 2014, the Football Ferns were beaten 1-0 by hosts China in the opening match of the Yongchuan International Women’s Invitational Tournament on Tuesday. After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, China struck the decisive goal mid-way through the second half with Tony Readings’ Football Ferns unable to…

Hekari’s Kini opts out of NSL

PAPUA New Guinea champions Hekari United could be missing the services of attacking midfielder Samuel Kini who left on Sunday. The only Southern Highlander (by way of Erave) playing for the champions, Kini has been one of the players instrumental in the side’s success in their O-League campaign for several years. After turning 27 in…

OFC encourages overseas exposure

Exposure to soccer competitions around the region will boost the development of local players. Oceania Football Confederation Head of Television, Tukaha Mua says that players can learn a great deal from playing in competitions in foreign countries.   “What we would like to encourage is to have more of our players move and play in…

Five coaching course for soccer coaches

Local soccer coaches will have many opportunities to enhance their knowledge in coaching this year with the upcoming coaching courses revealed for this year. The Solomon Islands Football federation (SIFF) revealed a total of five football coaching courses for this year.The courses will cover all three football codes, the 11-a-side, Futsal and beach soccer code…