THE Solomon Islands national hockey squads are receiving overwhelming support from business houses in the country ahead of their departure for Suva, Fiji this weekend to compete in the Hockey World Round League One.
Heritage Park Hotel was the latest company to support the squads this round.
The Hotel’s General Manager Sanjay Bhargava handed over their support to president of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Senevirantne.
“Heritage Park Hotel has its obligations to the society and we would definitely like to support our hockey teams who will be representing the country in Fiji for the Hockey World Round League,’’ he said.
The hotel has donated a set of jersey uniforms branded with Solomon Islands national flag’s colour.
Bhargava on the same note wished our hockey teams all the best.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best in their games that they are going for in Fiji.
“We hope that they will achieve good results,’’ he said.
He also stressed that two of the hotel’s staff are in the squad.
“Our staff in the squad will be receiving their full salaries and benefits, despite they will be absent from their duties,’’ he said.
He said during their training camp both players were allowed to concentrate with their training sessions.
“We wish to support them in that way for the betterment of the sport in the country,’’ he added.
“It’s not only in hockey, we even support weightlifting.
The general manager said anything to do with sports and social related activities, the hotel is willing to give hand.
Meanwhile SIHF president Senevirantne thanked Heritage Park Hotel for their abundant support saying it will have great impact on the squads’ performance as well as the development of the sports in the country.
“I wish to thank Heritage Park for this support,’’ he said.
“This support will definitely have positive impact in our preparation for the World League,’’ he said.
He also added the support rendered towards hockey development in the country was really outstanding.
By CROFTON UTUKANA