Govt urged to provide for coach

CONCERN citizens group, Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) urges the Solomon Islands Government to seriously consider setting aside a budget purposely to engage international coaches to develop and improve the performances of our athletes. Forum Solomon Islands International’s president Redley Raramo said it’s about time that government recognizes the potentials of our athletes. “These men…

TriSI to stage first monthly comp

The Solomon Islands Triathlon Federation (TriSI) is looking forward to host its first competition for this year this Saturday, January 25. The event will take place at the usual Kakabona beach West of Honiara. The Series will be held for women and men over the Sprint for the Under 23s and Olympic standard distances and…

Mamaloni Cup a Success

A long week Tournament, the West Makira Mamaloni Invitation Cup (WMMIC) has ended up successfully. It was an exciting event as some of the players received mobile handsets give away prices for man of the matches starting at Quarter finals. It’s a massive sponsorship, a first of its kind which definitely boosts the moral of…

Hopeful for good weather

Football fans, supporters and clubs vying in the Telekom S-league (TSL) are high in hopes for a better weather this weekend so as to kick of the second round of the Telekom S-league. The second round of the TSL could not start as earlier scheduled due to the week-long rainfall experienced in the Solomon Islands…

SOCCER ACADEMY SETUP

A new soccer academy is about to start. Called Pacific Football Academy it will be based in Honiara and privately funded. It will be open to interested players from all over the country. Headed by a well-known former Solomon Islands international the aim is to develop players both mentally and physically to the stage where…

Fijians superb athletes, says FIFA official

FIFA development officer Glenn Turner believes Fijians are superb athletes who can be nurtured and developed at an early age to become world stars. Turner was facilitating a three-year development plan workshop for Fiji FA and district officials in Nadi Saturday. He said there needed to be a structure in place to monitor the development…

Futsal trio leads Victoria into finals

The Solomon Islands Futsal trio, who teamed up with the Victorian Futsal team, has led Bayside Victoria into the U19 finals grand finals of the Craig Foster Futsal Challenge yesterday. Unfortunately they were held to a 10-9 defeat to Sunshine Coast. The three were reportedly late for their opening game which Victoria lost 3-2 to…

HFA: SIFF must send an U20 team

The Honiara Football Federation (HFA) has called on the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) that it is a must to send an U20 team for this year’s U20 World Cup qualifiers. The HFA president William Lai yesterday made the call through the Solomon Islands Soccer page on Facebook which attracted a lot of support. Lai…

Visa delay denies our futsal squads

THE Solomon Islands national U12 and U19 futsal squad have been denied the chance to represent the country at the Greg Foster Futsal Championship in Australia. According to reports reaching Star Sports yesterday, the problem faced by the two teams was due to not enough funds and players’ visas delay. “Many of the players have…