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…

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…

Warriors ends campaign

Solomon Warriors FC has regained some pride after ending their campaign in the OFC Champions League thrashing the underdogs of pool A Kiwi FC 8-0 yesterday at the Churchill Park Stadium in Lautoka, Fiji. As usual, beach soccer sensation James Naka got the scoring underway six minutes from kick off followed by a hat trick…

LOCAL SHINES

Helps Nauru club with national champ LOCAL basketball player, Billy Manu has this week helped his team win the Nauru national basketball championship. Manu who is currently working in Nauru with the Central Meridian Inc helped lead Boe District to a 49-32 win over fierce rival Denig to clinch the national basketball champs. In an…

20 apply for Fiji Rugby Union 15s coach

The Fiji Rugby Union has short-listed applicants for the Flying Fijians head coach’s position. FRU received 20 applicants after terminating Inoke Male’s contract earlier this year after holding the position for the past two years after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.   On Wednesday last week, FRU board member Dr Esther Williams…

Perfect start in Suva soccer

THE Suva Football Local League competition started on a high note at the USP grounds in Laucala Bay on Sunday. Ten games were scheduled to be played but only nine took place after Tamavua failed to turn up for their super premier clash against Flagstaff. Suva Football Local League chairman Niranjan Prasad was pleased with…