Central Coast FC Men’s U19 team has emerged as the champions of the S-League Men’s U19 2023 season.

They topped the league table with an impressive 28 points from 10 matches, securing the title by a 3-point margin ahead of Honiara City FC, who finished with 25 points.

In a brief ceremony, team captain Abraham Morgan proudly accepted the trophy and a cash prize of $20,000 from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) President, Donald Marahare.

Reflecting on the season, Marahare praised all 11 clubs that competed, highlighting their dedication and effort.

“You are all champions,” Marahare stated.

“Without the clubs, these competitions wouldn’t be a success. I highly commend the time, effort, and commitment from everyone to ensure that there was a league.”

Marahare emphasized the importance of continued support for the league from SIFF’s executive committee.

“We will continue to ensure that support for this league remains robust through our competition department. Clubs must receive the right training, management, and resources to operate properly.”

He also stressed the significance of youth development in football.

“This age category is very important because it’s the transition between development and the senior level. You players are the future of football in the country. Stay committed, remain disciplined, and work hard in your football careers.”

The success of the league has had a direct impact on the national team, with players from the top 4 teams being included in the recently named national men’s U19 team for the upcoming OFC Men’s U19 Championship 2024.

Notably, Golden Ball awardee Abraham Morgan Golden Glove awardee Anester Olia, and Honiara City’s Golden Boot Awardee Stanley Sope are among those selected by head coach Batram Suri.

The upcoming season promises more excitement, with the youth league set to kick off this weekend, Saturday 29 June at the East End Sports Stadium, now under the U18 age category.


1st Central Coast FC – Trophy, 30 Gold Medals & $20,000

2nd Honiara City FC – 30 Silver Medals & $15,000

3rd Laugu United FC – 30 Bronze Medals & $10,000

4th Waneagu United FC – $8,000


Fairest Team Award – Marist FC

Golden Glove Award – Anester Olia (Central Coast FC)

Golden Boot Award – Stanley Sope (Honiara City FC)

Golden Ball Award – Abraham Morgan (Central Coast FC) 


Source: Press Release, SIFF Media