Pacific lifters battle uneven field – OWF

SUVA, (FIJI TV) -The General Secretary of the Oceanic Weightlifting Federation says the 15 competitors representing the region at next month’s Rio Olympics won’t be facing a level playing field. Paul Coffa said despite the natural talent of the Pacific lifters, they would will be up against some athletes who have been banned for drug…

New coach for squad Toata steps down

Solomon Islands is looking at engaging a new coach for the men’s senior football squad. This was revealed on Wednesday by the president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), William Lai. Lai told local media during a press conference that former coach, Moses Toata has decided to step down from the post and allow…

Kurukuru’s journey set

The Oceania futsal Kings, the Kurukurus is set to start their journey for Colombia next month. Head Coach Juliano Schmelling confirmed this to the local media yesterday in a press conference. The team will be heading to Australia early next month to play their friendly matches against Australia national futsal team. From Australia they will…

Soltuna Pikinini pre-Olympics rugby fest

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) in collaboration with Soltuna Company Limited will on Saturday 6th August host a pikinini rugby festival to coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. The games in Rio will officially open on Friday 5th August, however, the proposed Soltuna Pikinini pre-Olympics Rugby Festival will…

U17 soccer competition

AN under 16 7-a-side soccer tournament is proposed to kick start 8th August 2016 for both boys and girls. In preparation for the competition the Honiara Football Association (HFA) is inviting schools in and around Honiara to register their under 16 school teams to compete in the upcoming HFA 2016 event. HFA in a statement…

Open invitation for referee workshop

Honiara Football Association has issued an open invitation to all interested individuals from HFA clubs, schools and general public to attend a 3-5 days referee workshop that has been organised from 1st to 5th August 2016 at the SIFF Conference room from 4.30pm to 7.00pm each day. In a statement yesterday HFA said they are…

Pacific Triathlon champ deferred

The Pacific Triathlon Championships have been pushed back to 3-4 September to make sure the PNG team can make it after recent political events in PNG triggered flight disruptions. A strong squad of triathletes from across PNG have been planning to come to battle it out with Fiji’s top athletes and our spirited Solomon Islands…

Ryan Pini ready for Olympic swansong

PORT MORESBY, ] (THE NATIONAL) – Veteran Papua New Guinea swimmer Ryan Pini says he is feeling fresh and is excited to compete in his fourth and final Olympic Games next month. Pini, easily the country’s greatest swimmer and perhaps sportsman, has been given the honour of being Team PNG’s flag bearer at the Rio…

Call to improve performance

A Malaita Eagles soccer fan Peter Wale says the coach should be blamed for the poor performance by the Malaita Eagles during the recent soccer competition at the Solomon Games.. “This is because coach was the one who looked after the team and whatever tactics they use comes from the coach.” He said the team…