Kooline coach satisfied

The coach for the SIPA Futsal league champions, Kooline, Stanley Puiarana feels satisfied after winning the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge third-fourth playoff at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kooline defeated Mataks 8-4 in the loser’s final match on Saturday. Puiarana said they concentrated on their defense and made use of their scoring chance. “Really impressed…

Marist Champs

Wins SIPA Top Eight Champs By CARLOS ARUAFU Marist Futsal team is the new champion of the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge after defeating a tough KF Gold side 6-3 to seal their victory, at the Multipurpose Hall on Saturday afternoon. It was not an easy ride for the experienced Marist side as they were pushed…

Limoki signs with Scots College

THE country’s National U-17 player Barrie William Limoki has secured a one-year scholarship to study at Scot College, New Zealand. Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF’s) Media & Marketing Officer, Simon Abana who helped facilitate Limoki’s application confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday after their submission was approved. “Scots College has approved Limoki’s application to do…

Weekend U-19 TSL matches deferred 

FOUR Telekom S-League (TSL) U-19 matches set for this weekend at the Lawson Tama stadium have been postponed. TSL Competition Manager, Junior Siosi confirmed this to Star Sports, Friday. “All TSL U-19 matches for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday will not take place,’’ he said. “This is due to bad weather experienced in the country.…

Konofilia blasts SIFF

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konifilia has again lashed out at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) for not taking quick action against a Solomon Warriors player who reportedly punched a Henderson Eels player during the previous Telekom S-league (TSL) season. Konofilia stated that SIFF must act quickly since it is the same issue that…

Volley girls hailed

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki has congratulated our women’s beach volleyball team for winning a bronze medal at AVC Oceania Continental Tokyo Olympic Games qualification. Despite winning bronze medal Solomon Islands beach volleyball, unfortunately, missed the opportunity to set foot in Tokyo as only gold medal winner is eligible to…

Para-athletes acknowledged 

ATHLETICS Australia has thanked the countries that have their para-athletes classified during the international classification held in Australia last week. Athletics Australia, Para-Athletics Junior High-Performance Coordination Steve Caddy uttered this via an email to all the counties that had their para-athletes successfully classified and took part in the Queensland State Championships. “Thank you for coming…

Miss Solomon encourages women in football

MISS SOLOMON Gladys Habu encouraged women in football to continue to strive for the best. Ms. Habu revealed this in her speech during the HFA women’s pre-season prize presentation on Friday. She highlighted that women can excel in sport whether they are working, being a student or a mother. “I would like to encourage all…

SBD$65m ‘Futsal home’  coming

The architectural design of the much-deserved home for Futsal in the Solomon Islands has been released, thanks to the government and people of the Republic of Indonesia. This Futsal Multipurpose Hall will be funded by Indonesia through a grant of approximately USD$7.5 million (SBD$65m).  The government of Indonesia has appointed WIKA to design and build…

Coach happy with training progress

Head coach of the Solomon Islands Paralympic team set to compete in the 2020 Queensland Athletics Track & Field Championships in Australia is happy with the level of progress his athletes have displayed so far. Mark Ologa told Star Sports since their arrival in Queensland the athletes have improved a lot in their training sessions…