SIFF’s BIG PLAN

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) long term strategic development plan for the new cycle 2019-2022 has been passed during the 2020 ordinary congress in Honiara at the Kwaimani building in Honiara.  The strategic development plan was proposed by the SIFF executive under the leadership of President William Lai and was put forward to congress…

MUFA has new executive  

THE Makira Ulawa Football Association (MUFA) has elected a new executive committee with three of them being elected unopposed.  Tommy Mana, who was MUFA’s president during the past four years was re-elected unopposed June 20, 2020, in Kira Kira for another four-year term, while his deputy, Roxley Tara was elected general secretary, also unopposed. John…

Sir Tovua hails pikinini golf initiative

Patron of the Honiara Golf Club is supporting the initiative taken by the Golf Federation to introduce the Pikinini golf development program. Sir Paul Tovua stressed this during the launching of the Pikinini Golf and official handing over of 5 kids golf set and donation of $5000 from the Consular of Malaysia in the Solomon…

STADIUM DEAL SEALED

THE country’s iconic national football stadium Lawson Tama is taking a step closer towards its planned facelift ahead of the 2023 Pacific Games. This happened after Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) successfully signed a contract deal worth $3.8million with leading architectural and engineering firm Kramer Ausenco, a statement issued by SIFF Media said, Monday. “The…

Goal keeping course set to roll after June

GOALKEEPING courses for Provincial Football Associations (PFAs) are scheduled to roll out after the month of June. This was confirmed to Star Sports by the newly appointed Goal Keeping Development Officer, Philip Mango, Tuesday. Mango said once the Covid-19 situation is cleared, his team will start travelling to the provinces to organize goalkeeping workshops for…

KURUKURU STEP UP

National Futsal squads head into online training By CARLOS ARUAFU THE country national Futsal men’s team, Kurukuru is currently engaging in online training sessions to help maintain their level of fitness as part of their preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania next year. Team captain, Elliot Ragomo told Star Sports yesterday that…

LE’AI JOINS HALL LAUNCH

Futsal Star shares new Futsal Court with students By WILSON SAENI In Auki  NATIONAL Futsal Star Raphael Le’ai has joined officials and students during the official launch event of the Faumamanu Community High School (CHS) Hall and Futsal Court, Tuesday this week. Le’ai was part of the Malaita Football Association (MFA) team that officiated at the…

Call to ease restriction on sports

NATIONAL Federations (NFs) and sporting groups in the country are calling on the national government to ease restrictions on sports since Solomon Islands remains COVID-19 free. In a statement to Star Sports yesterday the group said, now that government through the State of Emergency (SOE) under the new 2020 COVID-19 Regulation 2 has given green…

NATIONAL COACH IDENTIFIED

Name to be announced soon by SIFF By CROFTON UTUKANA The Solomon Island Football Federation (SIFF) has identified a national coach to lead the senior men’s national team. SIFF confirmed this via a statement, Wednesday. “A long-term coach for the national men’s football team will be named soon after a preferred candidate has been identified…

YTASI uses online platform for training 

YUN’S Taekwondo Academy Solomon Islands (YTASI) is using an on-line platform to do their theory training since the current state of emergency has been enforced in the country due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. YTASI principal instructor Joses Duddley confirmed this to Star Sports in an interview, Wednesday. “Since Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the…