Games opening Sunday

The 2016 Solomon Games will kick off its first sport competition this afternoon ahead of their official opening ceremony on Sunday. Two football matches are set to kick off the most prestigious event for this year at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Host City, Honiara will take on Isabel Frigate in the opening match at 2pm…

SISA kicks-off Indy games

THE Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) in Fiji Independence Day games will start today. This is part of the SISA’s objectives to engage Solomon Islands students studying in Fiji universities to take part in sporting activities organised to mark the country’s 38th independence anniversary. Games organised by the student body will start today, according to…

Rugby teams for Games set

NINE rugby teams have now been confirmed to participate in the upcoming Solomon Games. This came after some times of organizing and waiting by Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) and the Solomon Games organizing committee. A statement from SIRUF yesterday said, eight provinces and Honiara are in for this year’s Solomon Games Rugby 7s…

Netball tournament set

Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) has announced that all provinces are being represented at the Netball Tournament except for Central and Makira who were not able to send a team due to costs of participation. SINFED was assured by Makira that they will send a team to the Our Telekom National Netball Under 20 tournament…

Solrais company supports ladies soccer

The much anticipated women’s league has been confirmed to kick off shortly after Solomon Games. Thanks to Solomon Rice Company Ltd for stepping in as major sponsor of the 2016 women’s league. Their total sponsorship will be around $70,000 for both U16 League and senior women’s league. SOLRICE General Manager Nick Ellis told local media…

Volleyball ref course ends

The Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation will conclude its AVC National Referee course on Friday. The course started on Monday 27th June and is expected to finish today 1st July 2016. A total of 28 participants attended the course. The participants sat 3 category tests yesterday which is beginner test(level 1), experience referee test (level 2)and…

Dull start for hockey team

Solomon Islands hockey squads has made a dull start to their campaigns at the Hockey Word League round one in Suva, Fiji in the day one of the competition. According to Day one’s results our boys team went down to experienced Fiji 18-0 in their first match. They also lost their second match to Tonga…

Top golfers arrive for Samoa Open

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) – The biggest professional golf event in Samoa was officially launched in Apia, at the Royal Samoa Country Club, Fagali’i. During the next few days, nearly 60 P.G.A professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, U.S.A and Samoa will go head to head for the S.I.F.A Samoa Open and S.I.F.A Samoa Senior Open.…

FASANOC calls for better pay for local coaches

SUVA, (FASANOC) -The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) wants local coaches who are understudying overseas coaches to be paid the same amount as overseas coaches. The Ministry of Youth and Sports received a total of $16.4m for next year. Out of the big piece $1.51 million was allocated for the engagement…

Happy Independence Day!

I CAN still remember, as a young boy living in Australia in the 1970s, reading about the world’s newest independent country. It was a place in the South Pacific called ‘Solomon Islands’. I had a map of the world in my room and I could see that Solomon Islands was very close to Australia. But…