Hekari pushed but defends title

PNG’s Hekari United have retained their position at the top of the Telikom National Soccer League table with a 3-1 victory over Besta PNG United, but the defending champions were made to work hard for it. Urged on by a rampant home crowd, Besta PNG United gave the visitors from Port Moresby a real run…

Gender equality on the Just Play agenda

The Just Play Programme has four objectives as it works to make social change throughout the Oceania region, one of which is the promotion of gender equality. With 8 March 2014 marking International Women’s Day, the inroads this programme makes all year-round in the realms of gender equality and female empowerment comes under the spotlight.…

Moizan: We go to Fiji to win

OFC Champions League Group Stage is five weeks away our focus on the competing clubs continues as we shine the spotlight on New Caledonia’s AS Magenta. Noumea-based Magenta has enjoyed a sustained period of domestic dominance that has seen them win eight local titles in the last 14 years. And now AS Magenta are back…

Basketball kicks off today

Basketball fans and supporters are in for some big actions this year as the Namson Tran Basketball competition kicks off today. Four matches will be played today with the first to kick off at 1pm at the Multipurpose Hall. A uniform parade will mark the start of the pre-season competition. The parade will be led…

Warriors off to Vanuatu for friendlies

Club champions Solomon Warriors head off to neighbouring Vanuatu yesterday for a series of friendly matches as part of their preparation ahead of the Oceania Club Championship. The team left with few new additional players. Lethal left footer, James Naka, and a handpicked defender from KOSSA FC are joining the team on this friendly tour.…

AFL PNG out to reach 50,000 kids

AFL Papua New Guinea hopes to get at least 10,000 school-aged children, in Port Moresby, playing Aussie Rules. Twelve schools will be visited by the AFL PNG’s development officers Cornelius Papau this term and another 30 schools will have undergone the Niukick programme by December. Niukick is a junior development programme, derived from the AFL…

IRB reveals schedule for 2014-2015

The schedule for next season’s IRB Sevens World Series has been announced for the 2014-2015 HSBC Sevens World Series, which will have added significance as the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.    The series will visit the same nine countries as this season’s tour and…

Omokirio sends invite to Malaita soccer coaches

THE Malaita Football Association’s Eddie Omokirio has called on all Malaita Football Affiliates and football coaches in Malaita to attend planned training courses. Omokirio said the invitation goes to all including intending football coaches and beginners. “There is an opportunity to attend planned FIFA Football Courses that will be conducted by SIFF as of April…

New dates set for HFA courses

The proposed HFA administration and coaches training is now confirmed to be held next week from the 11th to 13th of this month at the SIFF Academy conference room. The Honiara Football Association congress met on March 6 this week to hold its ordinary AGM. In that meeting, club representatives have agreed to hold the…

Lai says it’s time football come alive again

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) executive had successfully convened an Annual General meeting of its club on March 6, 2014 at the SIFF Academy conference room. In his address to the HFA congress, the President William Lai spoke highly of the commitment of his executive to meet the high expectation from the Honiara football clubs…