Don’t lose focus: Takayawa

FBC SPORTS —The 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nacanieli Takayawa says Team Fiji should not lose sight of their goals when competing in their various events. Takayawa departed with the first batch of athletes for the games in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday and will serve as an official for Fiji’s lone judoka, Josateki Naulu. Takayawa…

Farm training for flood victims

KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) conducted a three-day integrated agricultural farming training for flood victims of Papangu community on the Guadalcanal plains this week. Hundreds of families in the area lost their food gardens when flash flood hit the plains on April 3 this year. The training, which concluded yesterday, was part of the rehabilitation process…

ANZ pledges $33k to tennis

ANZ on Wednesday announced a sponsorship of SBD$33,000 towards the Solomon Islands Tennis Association (SITA). ANZ’s financial contribution to SITA will support the ANZ inter-primary school championship to be held in September  in Honiara. ANZ CEO Solomon Islands Geoffrey Buchanan said the bank is happy to show its support for the sport as part of…

Solbrew national 7s set

The Solbrew national invitational rugby 7s championship is set to kick off on during the Independence celebration. A statement from the organisers said the games will be played throughout the long weekend on Saturday 5th July and Monday 7th July. The championship is an open invitational to provincial unions namely; Bellona, Malaita, Western, Makira, West…

Election for NOCSI boss

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) will elect its president this Sunday. The decision to elect the president was agreed upon by the NOCSI executive following their recent meet. This is actually a re-election since the previously elected president the late Andrew Nori died not long after his new appointment. Since Nori’s loss…

MSG Sports is resolute

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Sports Committee has resolved that they would finalise what they have discussed in the meeting in Port Moresby last weekend in their next meeting in May, next year. Vanautu-based MSG Programme Manager Barbra Age said all the issues on the agenda were discussed and will be finalised in their next…

HBL date confirmed

The Solomon Islands basketball federation (SIBF) has announced the kick off date for the Honiara basketball league (HBL) for this year. The confirmed date is July 13. The HBL competition for this year will be slightly different in terms of which categories to participate. The competition includes the senior men’s and women’s category, high school…

Gold and bronze for Solo

Solomon Islands has won its first two medals in day one of the Oceania Athletics Area championship in the Cook Islands. The two medals, one gold and bronze medal were both won by the country’s long distance runners. Sharon Firisua scooped the gold medal winning the women’s 5000 meter race and Rosefelo Siosi won bronze…

ALF duo back with experience

Two Solomon Islands AFL players have returned from Australia equipped with what they described as a whole new experience. The duo Francis Ramo and Peter Nuku arrived yesterday after spending three months in Australia where they featured with the Coolaroos AFL club in the Darling Downs Football League. They duo said they have not only…

We are the ‘World Cup’s’ biggest fans

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ in full force we’re being inundated with facts and figures outlining the teams, players and countries taking part. While the Oceania region isn’t being represented by a team in Brazil, two countries have shown just how football crazy they are. Solomon Islands has emerged at the top of…