Women’s training squad announced

A total of 47 players are being drafted into the country’s women’s national team training squad. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) made the announcement, Monday. The training squad comprises four goalkeepers, 19 defenders, 18 midfielders, and six forwards. These players were selected from the inaugural Solrais Women’s Premier League last year. Most of the…

GOODBYE SIFF ACADEMY

Football Academy site now under NHA   The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has officially handed over its former headquarters at the Allan Boso Complex to the Hosting Authority (NHA) as one of the development sites for the 2023 Pacific Games. The handing over ceremony was held at Allen Boso Complex, SIFF Academy on Saturday and…

Girls urged to strive for the best

SPORTS fanatics have called on women and girls to strive for the best in sports. This follows the recent reports on Solomon Islands young female football referee, Natalia Lumukana who was selected to officiate in one of the World’s biggest football events, the FIFA Women’s World Cup. They posted on the sports pages on social…

‘Plant and Play’ program for youths

MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 29 in Malaita plans to introduce an initiative known as ‘Plant and Play’ program this year. Felix Bosokuru stated this in a statement on Wednesday. The statement explained the ‘Plant and Play’ program is a new strategy that will be promoted by Ward 29 development committee for…

Call for lifters

WEIGHTLIFTING athletes are asked to resume training as soon as possible. The call was made by coach and athlete, Jenly Wini yesterday. Ms. Wini who is currently the country’s top weightlifter said it is important that athletes resume training as important competitions are coming up. One of the ongoing competitions is the online weightlifting competition…

TSL deferred

THE country’s top tier football league, the Telekom S-league has been deferred to kick-off matches in two weeks’ time. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) on Thursday. The tournament was initially proposed to resume matches this weekend. The decision to delay the resumption of the league came following a recommendation from…

Scout for top swimmers

THE Solomon Islands Swimming Federation (SISF) will return to the Telina, Marovo Lagoon in the Western Province to scout for top swimmers with impressive swim timings. This was revealed by swimming coach Stance Belo. Last year SISF organized its first-ever swimming competition in Marovo Lagoon. A total of 18 participants took part in the two…

TSL set to resume

Matches to kick off this weekend THE country’s premier football club competition, Telekom S-League 2020/2021 season will resume this weekend at the country’s national stadium Lawson Tama. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF). A statement from SIFF confirmed that matches will resume despite the ongoing lease stand-off between the Solomon Islands…

SIFF welcomes FIFA’s decision

OCEANIA has one direct entry and a playoff spot for the upcoming 2023 Women’s World Cup.  This was confirmed through a statement released on Christmas eve by the international governing body of football, FIFA. The statement confirms that the countries in Oceania will get one direct spot and one playoff spot for the expanded women’s…

PLAYER UNHAPPY

A MEMBER and player of the victorious Western Tomoko has expressed disappointment over with prize money being offered to the players after winning the prestigious Solomon Cup recently. The player who declined to be named claimed he only received $1500 from Western Provincial Football Association (WPFA) as a token of appreciation for playing in the…