PNG steps up prep for Pacific Games

Fifty athletes are at camp at the National Sporting Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands in preparation for the Pacific Games. The camp is to get the athletes to know their coaches through training programs. It comes as Papua New Guinea prepares to meet stiff competition from other Pacific athletes in the Games. The athletes were…

New TARD champs

Panama-Sulagwalu claimed titled for first time THE annual To’abaita Authority Rural Development (TARD) soccer tournament in north Malaita has a new champion. They are Panama-Sulagwalu Football Club who claimed the title for the first time this year after beating Green Snails in a nail-baiting grand-final at Bita’ama on Christmas eve. Panama-Sulagwalu entered the TARD championship…

GPPOL 2 host successful rugby festival

Last Saturday 29th November, Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Tetere Community successfully staged a rugby festival for students and children in that community and students from Ngalimbiu Community High School, Marara Community High School and Selwyn College from the far north west of Guadalcanal. The tournament was part of the Pacific in Union rugby…

Makira, Honiara hopeful

Matches in the Under 20 netball tournament continued on Wednesday. Results have seen Honiara and Makira wining two of their matches. In the first match Honiara beat Malaita 19-5 and agfain in the second match it beat Guadalcanal 15-13. In another match Makira also won two of its match by beat Guadalcanal with 15-13 and…

Tran boosts Inter-tertiary Games

Doubts over whether to host the annual inter-tertiary Games for local students studying at tertiary institutes in and out of the country have now been cleared and the Games are all set to kick off mid-next week. This was made possible by the financial support rendered by the Member of Parliament for West Honiara, Honourable…

NSC boss dies

The Solomon Islands National Sports Council (NSC) is mourning the death of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Firisua who died in the capital Honiara on Tuesday. The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI), the Ministry of Home Affairs Sports department and national sports federations (NFs) shared their condolences with Firisua’s family. Speaking to…

Melbourne Cup celebrated in style

HONIARA Golf Club came alive on Tuesday with the celebration of the Melbourne Cup. The day is celebrated annually in Australia and many Australians in Solomon Islands also marked the day in style at Golf Club, Tuesday. More than a hundred locals and expats with their families converged into Golf Club to watch the race…

Kakamora ladies win

REAL Kakamora ladies out-powered Western United yesterday in the 2014 women’s league competition with a two-nil victory. The match was played at SIFF academy, King George Sixth School area, East Honiara. The league which kicked off few last is now into its fifth round. It was a show of class by both teams after kick…