THE Solomon Islands Hockey Federation has a new development officer. He is Erick.
Erick was appointed by the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) together with the Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF).
OHF Continental Officer Gil Gemming confirmed that Erick has a one year contract with us.
“The contract is initially for one year, but we are hoping that we will get continued funding so that we can increase it for three years.
“Apart from Erick, we also had Wiki Yee and Bently Donga as school development officers.
“So Solomon Islands is fortunate in that we’ve actually been able to contract three people to do the hockey development work here.”
Gemming stressed that Solomon Islands is the first country to have three people put in place to develop the sport.
“I believe as a team, they will work really well to develop hockey here,’’ she said.
Gemming said she will keep in touch with them to see how things are going.
“My role would be to support them and keep in touch with them every week to see how they getting on with their job.”
In response to the appointment, Erick thanked OHF and SIHF for having confidence in him.
“I don’t think I will be given this job, but with the trust and confidence OHF and SIHF have in me, I am really glad and honoured.
He said he will do his best as he is prepared to commence the task.
Sunday Sports understands Erick’s appointment came after Joseph Iniga’s contract was ceased.
By CROFTON UTUKANA