Hopes high as team leaves

HOPES are high amongst managers and members of the Under 16 soccer team that left yesterday for American Samoa. The team are taking part in the Oceania Under 17 Competition which starts January 13. Coach Jacob Moli left a message to parents, fans, sponsors and the country that the team are going there to perform…

Paralympics roll out training

The Solomon Islands National Paralympics committee is in an intensive preparatory mode for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea [PNG] this year. The games start July 4 and ends on the 18th. The Paralympics team is one of the sporting groups earmarked to take part in the games. Head coach Fa’amoana Topue said the…

Chief lauds Akan games

A WEEK-LONG Akan Christmas games at Kilu’ufi sports ground ended last week on a high note. The 7th Akan Christmas game was organised mainly to engage sports men and women from Ato, Kilu’ufi, Aligegeo and Niuniu villages to celebrate Christmas. Speaking at Aligegeo village a day after the official closing, Chief David Iro said the…

Another testimony of the goodness of sports

SPORTS continued to play a positive role in communities during the Christmas season. Another community that attracted youths from surrounding communities with a seven-aside-knock-out competition was Aufasu cillage, East Malaita. The village club hosted the competition starting on December 28. It attracted 14 teams from surrounding communities. Village elder Enoch Idui the village’s soccer club…

Fiu Christmas games engages villagers

VILLAGERS from Fiu, Central Kwara’ae shared the joy of sports during Christmas. Their games ended successfully last Sunday with presentation of prizes to winning teams. Chairman of the organising committee John Mark Male said sport is proving to be a very successful contribution to reducing anti-social behaviours in the communities. “We started our sporting activities…

United hopeful

THEY are in command but have four more games to play which will determine their standing, but Western United trainer Fa’amoana Topue is hopeful they will nail it. United is being chased by former O’league representative Solomon Warriors. Before the league entered the festive break last year, United ensured they sit on top – a…

Basketball team gets down to business

BASKETBALL preparation for the Pacific Games is in progress. The men’s basketball train-on squad are wasting no time as they look to make a mark in the upcoming regional games. The Pacific Games will commence on July 4 in Papua New Guinea and 21 countries have already given green lights to participate. Men’s basketball coach…

Squad leaves for American Samoa

THE NATIONAL Under 16 squad is leaving the country, Tuesday to join the Oceania U-17 competition in American Samoa. Coach Jacob Moli said the young team had been undergoing tense preparation and are in good shape for the competition. Moli said he is hopeful the team will produce required results. “They have shown great spirit…