U-23 squad named

COACH BATRAM SAYS FINAL SELECTION TOUGH By CROFTON UTUKANA The National U-23 men’s football team head coach Batram Suri has named the final 23 man squad that will represent the country in the OFC men’s Olympic Qualifiers known as 2019 OFC U-23 Championship. Suri told Star Sports in an interview yesterday that it was not…

PNG too strong for netters

THEY improved on their last result, but the Solomon Islands netball team have been beaten heavily again. Papua New Guinea (PNG) are considered medal contenders by many especially as Fiji and Samoa have their strongest players away at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.  PNG showed themselves to be a class above their opponents…

Volleyball teams still winless

A TOTAL of seven matches for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams have produced no victories for Solomon Islands, the latest being two defeats on Tuesday. The tournament is being held in the gymnasium of Samoa’s National University, and the men were up first on court one.  They faced The Federated States of Micronesia and…

Thrower claims bronze

JEMIMAH Otoa made history on Tuesday with a bronze medal in the women’s para javelin. The event was the first of its kind at a Pacific Games tournament. Para sports are judged differently to standard events, because participating athletes have varying disabilities which affect how well they are able to compete.  In this event, each…

Silver in Taekwondo 

Solomon Islands Taekwondo debuted fighter Junior Fred Gwali won a silver medal at the Pacific Games in Samoa, Tuesday. He settled for silver after going down to Takelo Moala Apololatu of Tonga in the grand final of the 87kg category.   Gwali lost 11-16 in the grand final to settle for the silver medal in his…

BILIKIKI DOWN, NOT OUT

Tahiti too strong for our boys By CARLOS ARUAFU OCEANIA’s defending Beach Soccer Champions have proven too strong for the country’s Beach Soccer team, Bilikiki in their final pool match, Friday. Tahiti ended the match with a convincing 11-6. The Bilikiki side started the match with its super-5 – Fred Hale on goal, Allen Farobo…

Naka vows to do utmost best

  Solomon Islands national beach soccer team might not be competing in an official beach soccer tournament for almost six years but the 2013 Oceania champions are back in this year’s beach soccer world cup qualifiers edition.  Oceania and Solomon Islands top beach soccer player, James Naka is looking to make his last tournament a…