KURUKURU STEP UP

National Futsal squads head into online training By CARLOS ARUAFU THE country national Futsal men’s team, Kurukuru is currently engaging in online training sessions to help maintain their level of fitness as part of their preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania next year. Team captain, Elliot Ragomo told Star Sports yesterday that…

LE’AI JOINS HALL LAUNCH

Futsal Star shares new Futsal Court with students By WILSON SAENI In Auki  NATIONAL Futsal Star Raphael Le’ai has joined officials and students during the official launch event of the Faumamanu Community High School (CHS) Hall and Futsal Court, Tuesday this week. Le’ai was part of the Malaita Football Association (MFA) team that officiated at the…

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…

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…

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…

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…