Melanesian games back after 13 years

Suva (Fiji Times) – WITH Fiji holding a regional athletics competition after a lapse of 13 years, the Melanesian Athletics Championship proved to be a good platform for young athletes. While the highlight of the competition mostly centred around three athletes Toea Wisil, Leslie Copeland and Banuve Tabakaucoro, who were all vying for Olympic qualification,…

FIFA kick-starts overhauled development programme

OFC: The FIFA Development Committee, chaired by FIFA vice-president and AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, met in Zurich on Thursday and started putting in motion Forward, FIFA’s overhauled development programme. Member Associations and confederations can now apply for development funds under the Forward programme, which aims to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for…

South Vella netball tourney ends

THE 2016 South Vella La Vella Constituency netball cup tournament has successfully ended at Maravari village on Thursday 7/07/2016 with a prize giving ceremony. Member of Parliament (MP) for South East Vella La Vella constituency and main sponsor Alex Gora Lionel, church elders, chiefs, supporters and friends took part in the event. Mr Lionel with…

Duo withdraw from Rio Olympic

AAP: AUSTRALIA’S Olympic team has been hit with a double blow, with Lleyton Hewitt and gun cyclist Simon Gerrans withdrawing from the Games. Hewitt has opted out of his role as Australian men’s tennis team coach in Rio. Tennis Australia has applied to the Australian Olympic Committee to replace Hewitt with Mark Draper, with the…

Guadalcanal crowned SG champs

GUADALCANAL province has been crowned the 2016 Solomon Games overall winner at the official closing of the event on Sunday. The result had brought much joy to the Guadalcanal Province Premier Anthony Veke who was overwhelmed with his provincial team for their overall performance throughout the two-week event. In an interview, he told Star Sport…