Vanuatu, PNG learn Nanjing fate

OFC: The 12 participating teams have learned what hurdles await them following the draw for the Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 which took place on Wednesday in Nanjing, China PR. Representing Oceania are Papua New Guinea in the Girl’s tournament and Vanuatu in the boy’s – the second consecutive appearance for either side in…

Nadi soccer fan club

Fiji Times – A fan club has been formed to assist the Nadi Football Association look after the welfare of the district players. Headed by Moveen Ali, the club aims to take the Jetsetters to greater heights. Ali said they would be securing resources from the Nadi fans not only in the country but also…

Shaw out of SIFF

Gov’t asked to bail out soccer The national government has been asked to bail out Solomon Islands Football Association (SIFF) of its debts, whilst SIFF’s appointed normalising committee chairman, Ian Shaw was suspended. Australian Shaw was appointed by OFC and FIFA to head SIFF office as interim executive when the local football federation ran into…

HFA matches cancelled

Matches Division 1 and Division 2 of the Honiara Football Association (HFA) league which were scheduled to take place at the King George Sixth field yesterday were cancelled. This was due to the Friday night riot at the King George Sixth area. According to the HFA, if the situation is still tense matches which should…

HNA: impressive start

Honiara Netball Association are impressed with the kicking off of this year’s netball league and competitions. President Shalom Akao Waita said the turn out from supporters and fans have been tremendous. She said it was encouraging to see a good turn out and seeing promoted teams performing to their best. The high school competition is…

Berets and Isa open with win

Green Berets 2 and Isa Purple kicked off with a win each in the Premier Division of Honiara Netball Association. Isa thrashed newly promoted Gold Ridge 62 – 36 whilst Green Berets 1 edges KOSSA 45- 38. In the premier reserves, Bokolo defeated Isa Blue 39 – 26, Police 2 beat Green Berets 1 69…

Under 19 off to Fiji despite loss

The national U19 team flew out to Fiji yesterday afternoon despite losing most of their travel equipment during Friday night’s rioting and looting of shops and offices in east Honiara. The team lost sporting gears, official wears and donated food. SIFF office confirms the incident and listed some of those items as: -24 jogging shoes…

FIBA Oceania officer receives award

Judy Smith, one of the long serving FIBA Oceania staff has been recognised with the Patricia Ramsay Award for service to the regional basketball federation. Having joined FIBA Oceania in 1997, Judy went on to working with the organisation until its move to Canberra in late 2013. During her tenure, Judy was always on hand…

Mamulas in friendly match

The Solomon Islands National U19 team – The Mamulas will be playing their final friendly match against Marist FC today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. This is in preparation for the upcoming Oceania U19 World Cup Qualifiers which will be held in Suva, Fiji. This match is set to kick off at 7pm following a…

Rugby set to kick off

The 2014 rugby season is all set to kick off next month. This was agreed on by the executive of the Honiara rugby union association (HRUA) during a meeting held on Monday to confirm a date for the 2014 Rugby season. In a statement yesterday the executive members have confirmed that the 2014 rugby season…