THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) acknowledged the participation of nine Provincial Football Associations (PFAs) in the recent 2022 Solomon Power Iumi Plei National U14 Championship.
SIFF Vice president Marlon Houkarawa delivered his words of acknowledgement during the awards presentation of the Iumi Plei U14 championship at the Lawson Tama after the finals.
“Thank you all the PFAs for making your U14 teams available for this tournament.
“I would also like to thank the officials and team management for a great achievement indeed.
“Thank you to all supporters and fans as well for making this tournament an exciting one,” he said.
The theme for this year’s Iumi Plei edition is “Powering the future generation through football”.
Houkarawa said SIFF as the custodian for football development in country support and make sure kids are part of the football ecosystem.
He acknowledged the support of key sponsor, Solomon Power for coming on board and helping in the development of football for the country’s future football players and leaders.
The SIFF vice president highlighted that the Iumi Plei program has so far reached 47 constituencies.
Houkarawa concluded his speech by encouraging all the kids to continue excel in football and education which he said plays an important role in their football careers.
Chairman of the Solomon Power Board, David Quan also shared the same sentiments acknowledging the winners of the tournament and extending his acknowledgement to the parents
“On behalf of Solomon Power, we are excited, humble and honored to be here to witness the finals of the Iumi Plei National Championship and the awards presentation.
“It’s exciting to see all the kids that took part in this tournament
“Thank you to the officials, parents for supporting our kids because they are the country’s future leaders.
“Hopefully they learn not only soccer skills but also the health side of football and the discipline which is very important,” Quan said.
The tournament ended with Malaita winning the Solomon Power Iumi Play U14 Championship boys category while Makira Ulawa girls defended their title.
Golden Glove – Jim Nolan Wale
Golden Boot – Patty of Malaita with 7 Goals
Golden Ball – Adrian of Western U14
Fairest Team – Western
Bronze – Western
Silver – Guadalcanal
Gold – Malaita
Golden Glove – Fiona ( Makira Ulawa)
Golden Boot – Joy with 8 goals (Honiara)
Golden Ball – Raynnicah (Makira Ulawa)
Fairest Team – Choiseul
Bronze Medal – Malaita
Silver – Guadalcanal
Gold – Makira Ulawa
By CARLOS ARUAFU
Solomon Star, Honiara