Vanuatu volleyballers win again

RNZI – Vanuatu have continued their winning start at the beach volleyball World Continental Cup finals in Russia. The country’s top pairing of Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata defeated Colombia’s Diana Rio and Yuli Ayala 21-8 21-10. However Vanuatu’s second team of Loti Joe and Sherysyn Toko were again beaten in straight sets, against Colombia’s…

Firisia confirms Olympic spot

(FIJI TIMES) – Solomon Islands female athlete Sharon Firisia has sealed her Rio wild card spot with a gold medal in the women’s 5000m run. Firisia said while the time recorded was far from her personal best she was content with the gold medal. “I am so happy but not with the time because the…

Living a dream

Suva (Fiji Times) – A DREAM that was born one year ago has materialised for Suva-based boxer Winston Hill after he was selected as a late inclusion to Team Fiji’s 2016 Rio Olympic Games campaign. It has been 18 years since a boxer represented Fiji at the Olympic Games. Hill is only the sixth athlete…

Top golfers arrive for Samoa Open

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) – The biggest professional golf event in Samoa was officially launched in Apia, at the Royal Samoa Country Club, Fagali’i. During the next few days, nearly 60 P.G.A professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, U.S.A and Samoa will go head to head for the S.I.F.A Samoa Open and S.I.F.A Samoa Senior Open.…

FASANOC calls for better pay for local coaches

SUVA, (FASANOC) -The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) wants local coaches who are understudying overseas coaches to be paid the same amount as overseas coaches. The Ministry of Youth and Sports received a total of $16.4m for next year. Out of the big piece $1.51 million was allocated for the engagement…

Fijians set the pace

SUVA,  ( FIJI TIMES) – The big scorelines dished out by Fijian teams in the start of the FIH World Hockey League Round One were the results of different standard of facilities around the region. The Fiji men’s team beat Tonga 8 – 2 in the first match, Papua New Guinea 4 – 2 and…

New format for OFC champ

OFC: A new and expanded format that will take Oceania’s premier international club competition across the Pacific is on the cards for the 2017 OFC Champions League. For the past two years the competition has been hosted in a single venue but that is set to change in 2017 after the OFC Executive Committee approved…

Powerful start for Fiji in hockey

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Fiji men’s and women’s teams had a powerful start in the FIH World League Round One at the National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The Fiji men’s team thrashed Tonga in the first match 7-2 while Fiji women’s team scored eight goals against Solomon Islands to lead 8-0 at the…

PNGFA urged to follow process

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) – The Papua New Guinea Football Association has been urged to follow proper process and procedure after its suspension of Lae Football Association executives Roy Kamen and Stanley Khanna. John Kapi Natto, a nominee for the PNGFA’s president’s post, says there are processes to deal with such internal matters instead of…