CLUBS participating in the 2015 Hockey competition are demanding an explanation from the Hockey Federation as to why they ended the competition without any prize presentation.
Speaking on behalf of the three clubs that involved in the competition last year, Simon Tavake said the federation needs to explain their action for not holding any prize presentation for the clubs involved before holding further competitions this year.
Tavake said after successfully hosting a competition from July to November last year which saw a total of three clubs competing against each other, the federation didn’t make any attempts to hold a prize presentation ceremony for the competing clubs.
“This left us in the dark as to why the federation didn’t conduct a prize presentation,” Tavake said.
He said the three active hockey clubs – Trijak, Wantok and Parrot – deserve some respect for their efforts last year for participating in the competition and as the first clubs to show interest in hockey when the sport was revived.
He added before the 2016 Hockey competition commences, the federation needs to come forward and explain to the active clubs why they didn’t congratulate the competing clubs last year.
He warned that if the federation is not concern about the feeling of the existing clubs and its athletes, such behaviour will only kill hockey development in the country which will see people turning their backs on the sport.
Meanwhile, President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) NihalSenevirantne said trophy for the club league has already been secured, adding prize presentation for the club league will be held soon.
“We’ve already have the trophy for club league,’’ Nihal told Star Sports yesterday.
“As soon as we set the prize presentation date we will inform them,’’ he added.
Senevirantne also urges those who have queries about hockey in the country to contact SIHF so that their questions can be answered.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI