Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) over the weekend received a timely boost ahead of this year’s Solomon Games.
SITU received a new tournament mat together with some fighting and training gears over the weekend from the World Taekwondo body through its yearly fundings.
According to SITU president Philip Afu, the arrival of the equipment is very timely especially when the country is ready to host the Solomon Games this year where he said, taekwondo will also be part of it.
He said taekwondo like any other contact sports needs safety gears in order to host competitions and now that SITU has new equipment, Mr. Afu said the federation is now ready to host taekwondo competitions locally including Solomon Games taekwondo competition this year.
He said in the past SITU found it hard to organize local competitions because of lack of updated safety gears to protect athletes.
He said the current equipment that now in the position of SITU include some of the latest electronic gears that is currently used in world taekwondo competitions around the world today.
The equipment was delivered to the SITU and was welcomed by members of the ASIO taekwondo club in Honiara, the only active taekwondo under the Honiara Taekwondo Association.
With that the SITU president wishes to thank the National Olympic Committee Solomon Islands NOCSI and the Solomon Islands government for the assisting SITU in delivering the equipment to SITU.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI