The first ever hockey league to be organized in the Solomon Islands will kick off this weekend.
This was confirmed yesterday by the president of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF), Nihal Seneviratne.
The league venue will be at the Ports Authority Sports Ground, Kukum.
Two separate leagues will kick off this weekend, the hockey club league and the school hockey league.
Nine schools have been confirmed to take part in this first ever school hockey competition.
They are, Selwyn College, St Joseph Tenaru, St Nicolas School, King George VI, Betikama, Honiara High, Bishop Epalle, White River and Don Bosco.
Two weeks ago the Solomon Islands received an invitation to take part in the junior hockey world cup qualifying tournament.
The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Gold Coast Hockey association grounds at Labrada, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in January next year.
The age limit for all players will be under 21 years of age as of December 3.
The Solomon Islands Hockey federation (SIHF) will use the proposed school hockey competition to select a team to represent the Solomon Islands.
Matches will be played on Saturdays and Sundays.
By CARLOS ARUAFU