THE Burns Creek Soccer intergeneration Community of Refuge league in East Honiara, over eight weeks, of 22 teams climaxed on a platform similar to National Championships with a Trophy, Cash and Consolation prizes and Donated sports equipment on Sunday, 21st may, 2023.
Dubbed the “I will Go to my Neighbor” tournament, the league was a collaboration and initiative of the Burns creek Community Executive Committee and Burns Creek Highway SDA Church.
The objective was to connect and influence a positive environment for the entire Community Soccer enthusiasts and their families.
Chiefs of the Community, Peter Kosem and Seth Iromea, affirmed Burns Creek is a better and called to maintain that reputation.
“Burns Creek is a better place, let’s keep on getting better, it is truly a first for us to have the support from several Stakeholders and sponsors for this initiative,” they said.
Kosem acknowledged the support of Sol Tuna the Major Sponsor of the Trophy and prizes of packaged Tuna for all participants.
“This is a first of such support for the community and we look forward for more support from our major supporters in the community,” Chief Kosem said.
He also highly praised the sponsors of the Tournament for the cash and equipment prizes, Jason Rini – $2,000.00 (1st and 2nd cash prizes), Sports Equipment of Balls for future games, CDP – Dr Claude Posala – $850.00 (3rd price), Dekon – President of the Iumi Cup – $500 (4th Price) and Iro Isaac & Mr Sale Ofaidia – National Referees awards.
Marketing Manager of SOLTUNA, Kenwood Harry expressed their gratitude to see changes in the community.
“It is a joy to see a lot of our young people in the community positively participating in this Tournament and as part of our giving back to the Community.
“We are so excited and happy to have been able to give back to our people of the Burns Creek Community.
“You deserve the wins today from all your effort,” he said.
The sponsors are grateful to be given the opportunity to award the winners of the tournament and the opportunity to meet aspiring sportsmen of the country.
A total of 22 teams participated in the tournament over the past eight weeks culminating with the finals on Sunday at the Burns Creek Central Field.
Mis Call of blue Lagoon scooped the first price while runner up price was given to Central Trials.
Both teams comprise to top football players who are participating in TSL, HFA and Iumi Cup.
The Third Price was received by the Galaxy and fourth price to the Jal 7.
In support of the chief’s speeches, Chairman of community of Burns creek, Johnny Tasa thanked all the teams for demonstrating the values of connecting, caring and participation.
He said demonstrating such values promote healthy relationship, serving, and leading which promote empowerment.
“We the community are so thankful in the partnership and collaboration done by committee, residence and stakeholders – Sol tuna and Church.
“Without the collaboration we would not achieve the successful event.
“We are better Burns creek today, To God be the glory,” Tasa said.
The community looks forward to more collaboration with upcoming events in the community.