The Solomon Islands Bodybuilding Federation (SIBBF) will be hosting its national Championship from 15th to 16th July 2022 at the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) High-Performance centre.
In confirming the event SIBBF President Paul Fanasia Jr says that the event is to create an avenue for current and new bodybuilding athletes to compete domestically, and also to help the federation to identify potential bodybuilders in preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games.
“There will be many athletes competing at the championship event, and we want to make it a remarkable one also in terms of promoting our sport,” Fanasia revealed.
Preparations are in place with the support of the SINIS High-Performance staff and management, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The event also aims to bring together member associations to take part in the tournament.
"It is anticipated that up to 50 participants, including players, coaches, and administrators, as well as guests from members of associations, families and the general public to witness the tournament.”
According to the SIBBF, weigh-in for bodybuilders is scheduled for Friday 15th – this is to determine the competing weight categories.
The Federation is also looking at hosting an Oceania and Melanesian body building championship in Honiara later this year as part of their preparations towards the 2023 Pacific Games.
Meanwhile, the SIBBF Executive confirmed that this weekend’s Guest of Honor will be Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga. They also appeal to the public to show support towards the national event.
Venue: SINIS Head Office, Ranadi
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Adults - $30
Students - $20
Source: SINIS Media