Szetu: rural players can do it

If raw talented players with the likes of James Naka, Joe Lui and other players can make it to the national level, nothing is impossible for rural football players to follow the same trend. Our Telekom Marketing Manager Robert Szetu echoed this to Star Sports when he officially handed over Our Telekom support to Dekon…

Children dreaming soccer

CHILDREN of Hauhui village in west Are’are, Malaita, are dreaming big. Some of them wanted to represent the country in the future in the national soccer team. Others say they wanted to become professional footballers. This is why they are taking their soccer seriously. At this backway village, the children – both boys and girls…

Renbel name soccer squad

RENNELL and Bellona Province has named their final soccer squad for the upcoming Solomon Cup set to be staged in Honiara next month. Oris Pongi Ma’ungatu’u and his team management named Avaiki Chiefs final squad yesterday following almost a month of intensive training and friendly matches held in Honiara. Avaiki Chiefs consists of two goal…

United appoints new officials

WESTERN United Football Club have stepped up their preparation for this year’s Telekom Soccer League (TSL) by appointing new officials as part of strengthening the club. This was posted in the club’s official  Facebook page. “Western United Football Club sets new heights and visions on Monday in its executive meeting ahead of the new TSL…

Marovo prepares for big tournament

PREPARATIONS for the Marovo Open Championship (MOC) are intensifying with all eyes on the attractive cash prizes totalling $78,000 up for grabs. Coordinator of the MOC Dekon Kuong said teams with in Marovo Lagoon have  stepped up their training sessions daily with the aim to walk away with the hefty cash prizes of the three…

Under-20s Rugby trials today

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation will stage trail matches today to commence the screening process for an Under-20 squad that will represent the country in the upcoming Ocean Under-20s Rugby 15s tournament that will be played in September at a venue yet to be finalised. SIRUF Admin Manager Nick Hatigeva confirmed this to Star Sports…

Sau’s rise to be a FIFA referee

Football journey of a village boy EVERYTHING goes according to plan, whether it is your dream to become somebody or you are being voluntarily chosen to be someone else. For David Sau Olobeni, 50, his humble journey to become the first Solomon Islands’ FIFA badge Assistant Referee is a tale that he himself does not…

Telekom supports champ

THE Solomon Islands largest telecommunication company, Our Telekom has donated six Aspera 3G phones, One 3G Tablet and Telekom baskets to be used as consolation prizes for Marovo Open Championship (MOC) set to be staged in Bisuana Village, Marovo Lagoon, Western province from June 27th to July 6th 2016. Speaking during the brief handing over…

Overhaul the team

Supporters want change of squad line-up for next stage Football supporters have called for change in the current lineup of the Solomon Islands men’s national football team. Supporters said there should be a change in preparations for the third stage of the OFC World Cup Qualifiers. They said there should be a new structure put…

Volley ref clinic coming up

The Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) is inviting those who wish to become a volleyball referee to attend their upcoming clinic to be host towards end of this month. SIVF stressed this to Star Sports in a statement on Thursday. “We  invite only first 15 candidates for our indoor volleyball national referee clinic leading up…