Samoa’s version of cricket, kilikiti

Melbourne’s Samoan community has held a tournament for their own unique version of cricket, known as kilikiti.  Kilikiti is based on the well known game of cricket, which originated in England and was brought to Samoa by missionaries and seafarers in the 19th century, but the Samoans took this ‘palagi’ style of cricket and changed…

Hekari draw, miss out

HEKARI United missed the semi-finals of the 2014 OFC Champions League after they drew with host Ba 1-1 at Govind Park on Sunday. With two draws and a loss, Hekari go back to the drawing board to prepare for next season provided they top the standings at the end of the National Soccer League. After…

Warriors last encounter

It’s the last day of the group stage today and Group A rounds out the action at Churchill Park in Lautoka as AS Pirae and Waitakere United seek semi-final glory. Kiwi and Solomon Warriors are out of playoff contention after consecutive losses in the first two rounds of matches. The Samoans had an admirable run…

Prince William presents JWC trophy to NZ

His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge has formally handed over the IRB Junior World Championship trophy to hosts New Zealand yesterday, marking 50 days to the kick-off of Junior World Championship 2014 on Monday 2 June. Prince William, representing current JWC champions England, presented the trophy to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw at the…

Fiji’s Vodafone sponsored soccer

The Fiji Football Association has confirmed the dates and venue for the 2014 Vodafone Fiji FACT which is the first of the three local tournaments. The Association’s chief executive Bob Kumar said the group stage will be played on June 20-22 and the semifinals, final on June 28-29. Fiji FA also revealed that Ratu Cakobau…

Wrong score sees Hussain out of Natadola golf event

NATIONAL squad member Abid Hussain was disqualified from the Srixon Cleveland Fiji Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the Natadola Bay Championship course on Sunday. This is after Hussain signed off his card with a wrong score. National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra in consultation with Golf Australia made the decision to disqualify Hussain…

Phoenix release Huysegems, Bertos

Experienced Wellington Phoenix duo Stein Huysegems and Leo Bertos both announced yesterday that they will be leaving the A-League club. Bertos, 32, has had an injury-interrupted season after becoming a fan favourite on joining the Phoenix in 2008 and playing 127 times for the club. Huysegems, 31, has been with the club for the past…

Fiji’s soccer rankings dropped

FIJI dropped a spot in the latest FIFA rankings released this week. The national men’s team is now ranked 182. Fiji has not played any international matches since the Oceania Nations Cup in the Solomon Islands and the friendlies against the Fair Play Brazil team in 2012. Fiji dropped to 191 in June last year…