Fiji FA selects squad for Pacific Nations

SUVA,  (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji Football Association has selected a 23-member squad for the Pacific Nations Cup. The team is camping in Ba and is expected to depart the country on May 26. Fiji Football Association vice-president and national team director Tarunesh Reddy said there was a need that the team was a blend of…

Gold Coast 2018 new chairman

SURFERS PARADISE,  (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Gold Coast 2018 has appointed a new chairman with former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie being appointed to replace Nigel Chamier to oversee preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Beattie’s appointment was announced today at an event in Coolangatta to announce the venue for the beach volleyball attended by current Queensland…

Fiji lifters brace for Oceania championship

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Twenty-four athletes have been selected to represent Fiji at the Oceania Weightlifting Championship scheduled to for May 24-28 at the Vodafone Arena, Suva. The men’s team need to finish in the top five and the women’s in the top four to be able to select representatives for the Rio Olympics in…

Women’s squad needs funds for preparations

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Papua New Guinea Under-20 team needs K3 million for its preparations leading to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup later this year. During a presentation to the PNG Sports Foundation and other stakeholders at Ela Beach Hotel early this year, women’s coach Lisa Cole said her team needed money…

Oceania boxing weighs grouping

(The National) – PAPUA New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union president John Avira says Oceania must reconsider its grouping with Asia if it wants its boxers to have a better chance of qualifying for the Olympics. Avira said the efforts of the country’s boxers at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Qian’an, China, showed that athletes from…

Roy Krishna Eyes Olympics

RNZI: Star striker confirms he is going to play for Fiji in the Nations Cup in PNG Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna admits it’s been a bit of a frustrating season but he’s happy to finally be back on the field and slowly returning to full fitness. The 28 year-old injured his ankle in January…

Team Wellington on to the semis

OFC: Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Finalists in…

Fiji eyes coaches from Cuba

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI is hoping to secure national coaches for volleyball and boxing from Cuba. The ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Mario Alzugaray paid a visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou on Friday. Alzugaray revealed Cuba was willing to offer assistance to Fiji in the areas of common…