It’s busy time: Triathlon

TRIATHLON Solomon Islands says it is a busy time for them as a number of activities and event occur. “Secretary-General, Jan Katene, represented the National Federation at the Oceania Triathlon Union Congress in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday 24th May and was able to contribute to the views of developing nations to be carried forward…

Honiara High marks Queens Birthday with sports

While many are getting ready for today’s Queen’s Birthday celebrations, Honiara High School yesterday took a day off to host an early celebration. Students from all grades took part in the day’s sports events. The day’s event includes soccer, basketball and volleyball. While the event marked the Queen’s Birthday celebrations, it also plays an important…

Blatter predicts Interplanetary World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suggested that football could one day be played on other planets when he made his opening address to delegates at the start of its 64th Congress on Wednesday. Making his opening remarks to delegates from all of FIFA’s 209 member nations, before his presidential address later in the day, he…

FIFA increases investment in 2015-2018 cycle

Following the budget approval by FIFA’s 64th Ordinary Congress in São Paulo, world football’s governing body is set to invest USD 900 million in football development during the cycle 2015 – 2018. FIFA.com looks at some of the most remarkable figures behind FIFA’s daily development work and the key priorities for the next cycle. 800,000,000…

‘I’M STILL THE PRESIDENT’

Maitaki claims suspension was result of infighting THE Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation president and vice president of NOCSI who was reportedly suspended for allegedly misappropriating funds says the move was purely to tarnish his name.“This is again another attempt by some NOCSI board members to tarnish my reputation publicly but it is clear that NOCSI…

Key moments for Oceania at the FIFA World Cup

The 20th FIFA World Cup™ kicks off in a few days and oceaniafootball.com is taking the opportunity to look back at some of the key moments which have defined history for the Oceania Football Confederation on the world stage. FIFA World Cup™ West Germany 1974 This event was a momentous occasion for both Oceania and…

First OFC Mascot unveiled in Brazil

After 48 years of existence, Oceania Football Confederation now have their first ever mascot, Pasifi-ika, which made its debut at the FIFA World Cup™ in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week. OFC’s new mascot was the creation of Year 8 students from DAV Primary School in Ba, Fiji Islands. The classmates participated in the recent OFC…

FIFA’s Blatter urged to step down

Top European football officials have publicly called on Sepp Blatter to end his reign as FIFA president amid accusations of corruption against Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. Michael van Praag, head of the Dutch football association, said Blatter should quit when his term ends next year. A similar call was made by David Gill, vice-chairman…

MINITI PLANS MINI WORLD CUP

A call to all Primary School sports masters and teachers in and around Honiara has been made to discuss plans to stage a Mini World Cup to coincide with the main world event. There will be a meeting for all the interested primary schools and soccer school of excellence to attend. Patrick Miniti said the…

World Cup fever builds in Auki

WITH the FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, Auki town is already lit up with the hype of the worldwide and biggest sporting event on the planet. People can be seen wearing the colors of their favorite soccer nations, pasting stickers on their vehicles; some even have their hair cuts as their…