Call to ease restriction on sports

NATIONAL Federations (NFs) and sporting groups in the country are calling on the national government to ease restrictions on sports since Solomon Islands remains COVID-19 free. In a statement to Star Sports yesterday the group said, now that government through the State of Emergency (SOE) under the new 2020 COVID-19 Regulation 2 has given green…

NATIONAL COACH IDENTIFIED

Name to be announced soon by SIFF By CROFTON UTUKANA The Solomon Island Football Federation (SIFF) has identified a national coach to lead the senior men’s national team. SIFF confirmed this via a statement, Wednesday. “A long-term coach for the national men’s football team will be named soon after a preferred candidate has been identified…

YTASI uses online platform for training 

YUN’S Taekwondo Academy Solomon Islands (YTASI) is using an on-line platform to do their theory training since the current state of emergency has been enforced in the country due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. YTASI principal instructor Joses Duddley confirmed this to Star Sports in an interview, Wednesday. “Since Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the…

ATHLETES PREP STARTS 2021

COVID-19 blocking SISLI construction By CARLOS ARUAFU PREPARATION of local athletes for the 2023 Pacific Games will start next year, two years before the Pacific Games arrive in Honiara. This was confirmed by the Sol2023 National Hosting Authority Chief Executive Officer Christian Nieng. Nieng said Solomon Islands’ aim of winning 40 medals is still very…

Women help work on soccer field

WOMEN of Aitolo village in the Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have stepped in to help the men work by digging and clearing a new soccer field. According to the Folofoloua Football League (FFL) President  Lesley Sanga, the women took the stand to help the men because they understand the struggles the men are experiencing to…

Athletes abroad safe

SOLOMON Islands sports athletes living overseas are safe from the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to reports reaching Star Sports. Star Sports have been in contact with some of the athletes overseas and has received reports that no one has been reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. “We are fine, none of us…

Sore: Central market to remain open

HONIARA’s central market will still be carrying out its normal services despite the threats of the COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands.  Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk Rence Sore revealed this when responding to concerns raised by the public for its actions to keep the Central Market open whilst closing other satellite markets as its measures…

NOCSI: Take precaution

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has called on all provincial sports associations and athletes to take extra precautions against the Coronavirus Pandemic. NOCSI President Martin Rara urged all athletes to maintain hygiene during the break. “As the President of the Olympic Committee, I would like all provincial athletes to consider your health…

Athletics optimistic

DESPITE the cancellation of most of the sporting events in the country due to coronavirus precautionary measures, Athletics Federation of Solomon Islands is still certain their planned national championship proposed for this year will still take place.  The federation’s Secretary General Chris Walasi confirmed this to Star Sports, Thursday. “The Easter half marathon that is…

NO FUN RUN

THE annual Easter Rotary Fun Run proposed for this year is now being canceled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The annual event normally takes place during Easter Monday where hundreds would join the mass race from Lawson Tama up towards the Kola-Ridge area and back through the Kukum highway to Lawson Tama. Each…