Tahiti’s Bourez wins in Brazil

RNZI:  Tahitian surfer Michel Bourez has moved up to fourth in the ASP World Championship Tour rankings after winning the Billabong Rio Pro title. Bourez opened up first in the Final against American Kolohe Andino, notching scores of 7.17 and 6.67. Andino could only manage a 5.00 on his first attempt and needing 8.84 in…

Asian football boss meets Chung

OFC: ASIAN Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Monday stressed the importance of continued coordination among football confederations in order to achieve their aspirations. During his meeting with Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president David Chung, Shaikh Salman said the AFC is always keen to establish links of cooperation with the…

FIFA youth coaching course deferred

The proposed youth coaching course planned for this end month has been postponed to June. A statement from the SIFF office said the reason for this is due to the current situation affecting the country following the flash flood. “Please be informed that due to the current crisis situation in Honiara City – the FIFA…

Final 7s test

The next three days will be important for the 18 players in the Vodafone Fiji 7s training squad if they want to be in the final team for the last leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. The players will be in camp for the next three days to kick-start preparations for the Scotland and…

Softball dropped for PNG

PAPUA New Guinea will miss out on a possible gold medal at the 2015 Pacific Games after softball was dropped from the list of sports. The sport failed to satisfy the Game’s charter on the numerical entries needed to have a competition. The National was reliably informed that only two countries – defending champion PNG…

Sports Minister says training venues open

WORK on existing sporting facilities in Port Moresby has been described as a short term sacrifice and a long term gain for the respective sports. Minister for Sports and 2015 Pacific Games, Justin Tkatchenko, said this after the launching of the semi-professional competition the Digicel Cup last Thursday. “I must apologise to the sports concerned…

Ghaobata Gwale FC joins league

Guadalcanal Football Association (GFA) has congratulated the Gaobata Gwale FC for the football initiative to take part in the Honiara Football Association (HFA) pre session competition which kicked off last Saturday at the KGVI sports field. Ghaobata FC drew 0-0 with San George FC in their first game. The HFA pre season competition had attracted…

Another successful showdown for AFL

AFL was back in action this week with players and teams eager to get on the field after last week’s postponement. Game 1 saw the Real Lions take on the Junior Sharks. The newly establish Lions were still hungry for their first ever win while the Sharkey’s were hoping to sneak into the top two.…

Tuhaika leads golden hand race

Western Bullets basketball team’s key man, Philip Tuhaika is currently leading the golden hand race in the Namson Tran basketball competition which is seen as the pre-season tournament for the 2014 HBL competition. Tuhaika remains at the top of the table with 71 points scored from five matches played. The quick rise in points can…