Gorosi learns from games

David Gorosi will take away some fantastic lessons from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, after an impressive performance in the Group B Men’s 85kg Weightlifting. He was the only competitor in the whole group who was awarded a ‘Good Lift’ for all of his lifts, and beat his personal best in the Snatch, lifting 125kg…

Chung wants soccer academy

OCEANIA Football Confederation (OFC) and Papua New Guinea Football Association president, David Chung, says finding suitable land in Port Moresby to build an academy is becoming a headache. During a press conference last week in Port Moresby, Chung said building an academy was important towards popularising the game. “If PNG wants to develop better skilled…

SOLOMON GAMES 2016 UNVEILED IN BELLONA

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has unveiled the Solomon Games 2016 during celebrations to mark the 21st Rennell and Bellona 2nd Appointed Day on Tuesday on Bellona Island. Renbel Province won the bid to host the games in 2016 after successfully bidding for hosting rights during the 2013 Solomon Games in Tulagi, Central Islands Province…

Perspectives in Sports

Dear reader, welcome to this special August edition of Perspectives in Sports all the way from Glasgow, Scotland.  I am very fortunate to be with Team Solomon as their General Team Manager.  The team, under the command of Chef de Mission Ronald Bei Talasasa Jr, have settled well into the Commonwealth Games Village.  The facilities…

Disappointment over Kurukuru’s non-participation

Futsal fans and supporters have voiced disappointment over the non-participation of the Solomon Islands National Futsal team, Kurukuru in this year’s Oceania Futsal Challenge. The non-participation of the Solomon Islands national futsal team at the current Oceania Futsal Challenge has attracted more criticisms. fans say it is a slap in the face for a country…

Avaiki sets fire on Diesel team

Former rugby champions the Avaiki rugby team finally ends Diesel services unbeaten run on Tuesday. The match was played at the Solomn Islands national university (SINU) rugby field. It was hard fought match with Diesel services resting some senior players paid the price for the loss. Avaiki fielding mostly new kids on the block never…

Inter- ministry competition starts today

The Honiara town will come alive today as the city will be witnessing the “2014 inter-ministry soccer and volleyball league “kick-off its opening ceremony today at Rove field at 2.00pm. Morris Hakapauhenua vice chair, of the inter-ministry organising committee said a colourful uniform parade will be taking place to show case team uniforms. “We expect…

Concern over SIVF boss

A former national volleyball player and coach has raised concern about the integrity of Solomon Islands volleyball federation (SIVF) in light of a volleyball coaching program that the federation has facilitated. “I questioned why the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation facilitates a volleyball coaching program when its president is still under investigation for allegations relating to…

PNG Games venues on target

The PNG Games Host Organising Committee (HOC) is planning for all refurbishments to be completed by this October. PNG Games CEO Materua Tamarua said that current renovations included: the Sir Ignatius Kilage Indoor Stadium with full refurbishments taking place including new flooring, improved lighting and ventilation, and increased seating capacity to hold up to 1000…