Gold Coast 2018 new chairman

SURFERS PARADISE,  (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Gold Coast 2018 has appointed a new chairman with former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie being appointed to replace Nigel Chamier to oversee preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Beattie’s appointment was announced today at an event in Coolangatta to announce the venue for the beach volleyball attended by current Queensland…

Fiji lifters brace for Oceania championship

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Twenty-four athletes have been selected to represent Fiji at the Oceania Weightlifting Championship scheduled to for May 24-28 at the Vodafone Arena, Suva. The men’s team need to finish in the top five and the women’s in the top four to be able to select representatives for the Rio Olympics in…

Women’s squad needs funds for preparations

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Papua New Guinea Under-20 team needs K3 million for its preparations leading to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup later this year. During a presentation to the PNG Sports Foundation and other stakeholders at Ela Beach Hotel early this year, women’s coach Lisa Cole said her team needed money…

What’s going on in Rugby?

Rugby fans and supporters have lashed out at the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) and the Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) and questioned why the head of the two organizations still hold on to power while their time in office has lapsed. They claimed Peza Wickham is an over-due president for HRUA for the…

New taekwondo club kicks off

NEWLY formed Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Taekwondo club has kicked off its first training session on Tuesday with a huge turnout from students. More than 40 SINU students’ of both male and female showed up for the first training run which was held at the SINU agriculture school at Kukum Campus. According to John…

SIPA-Kurukuru deal intact

DESPITE the removal of Collin Yow as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authotrity (SIPA) the deal to support the national futsal side remains. That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Neil Poloso. He confirmed to Star Sports that the $2 million support by Solomon…

HFA league kicks off

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) 2016 league season kicked off on Saturday. A total of eight matches were played at the King George Sixth School sports fields starting at 10am. These matches were all from the three divisions, the Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2. Matches will continue today featuring six games. The Premier…

Fans hail Micah

Local football fans in the country have acknowledged  and congratulated the country’s New Zealand-based football star Micah Lea’alafa for his outstanding performance following the recent Oceania league championships. Following the league, the young star received the golden ball and the player of the Oceania club championship award. This came after he helped secure his Auckland…