Sports Archive June 2007

AS Announces Final Squad to Melanesian Championship

Athletic Solomons is sending a 14 member strong squad to the Melanesian championship which will be held in Cairns Australia from the 15th to 19th of August 2007.

National Basketball Team NSW Tour Result

The men's and women's national basketball teams' tour to NSW, Australia ended with positive results.

HRUA Weekly Game Result

Airlines ends Matangiki's winning streak defeating the latter 9-5 at the Panatina Oval yesterday in the weekly Honiara Rugby Union Association League match.

RAMSI Assists Volleyball Players

Three RAMSI officers have been assisting the national volleyball teams in their preparations for the SPG in Apia, Samoa.

Telekom Seeks Out the Fittest and Fastest Organization

Our Telekom and Triathlon Solomon Islands (TriSI) are inviting interested persons or organizations to join one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

OFC Confirms Beach Soccer Venue

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) stated in a media release this week that the second OFC Beach Soccer Championship will take place at Auckland's Vector Arena on July 7th and 8th, 2007.

Rugby: Avaiki Defeats Luapel 17 - 5

Avaiki convincingly defeated rivals Luapel in one of the best games in the HRUA League at the Panatina Oval on Saturday. The crowd that turned up spoke volumes of what was at stake.

SIVBF President Attends International Symposium

The World International Volleyball at School Symposium starts in Canada on the 23rd of June and SIVBF President Morris Maitaki is amongst the contingents attending the meeting.

Solomon Islander Gets a Shot at ITF Ranking

Duncan Maetoloa, a promising young tennis player, has qualified for an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Ranking tournament in New Caledonia.

Tinoni Ratu Wins Golden Boot

Tinoni Ratu collected another golden boot award this year in the 2006 DJ League season which ended last month. The presentation was held at the Lawson Tama stadium on Saturday night.

HRUA League Match Recap

Marist' late comeback ends with a 14 all draw against Sosa in the main Honiara rugby union association league match on Saturday at the Panatina Oval.

Coach Andrioli Wants Soccer Gold

Airton Andrioli has stated that the national soccer team will be the strongest team ever to represent Solomon Island at the national level for the SPG this time around in Apia, Samoa.

Bilikiki Soccer Soon to Kick Up Sand in NZ

The defending champions, Bilikiki, of the beach soccer team will once again grace the sand pitches in New Zealand for the Oceania Beach Soccer Championship on the 5th to the 9th of July.

Makuru Seek Court's Ruling on its Eligibility

The dispute between Makuru and SIFF had taken another twist lately. Makuru had applied to the High court to make a ruling on its eligibility to participate in the recent Club Championship.

Weekend Basketball, Mt. Dazzer Conceded Defeat

Mt. Dazzer conceded a stunning defeat to Arasina 55-28 at the multipurpose hall in the second league match yesterday. Many came to watch a quality game dominated by national players.

HRUA Weekend Rugby

Luapel escaped a determined Hammer Heads outfit to win 14-0 at the Panatina Oval on Saturday.

Coach Burns Cancels Game Two against Honiara Selects

Solomon Islands men's senior basketball coach, Ryan Burns, says he will not risk any injury by having another trial against the Honiara select.

Betel Nut Contains Banned Substance, Athletes Warned

Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority reports that Arecoline, the active ingredient in betel nut, is prohibited under the World Anti-Doping Code 2007 Prohibited List.

Recapping Weekend Rugby

Luapel humbles Sosa at the Panatina oval to earn another bonus win at the HRUA league 2007. Hammer Heads looses another game to Solomon Airlines.

Netball League Kicks Off

The Honiara Netball Association's official opening was held at the multipurpose hall on Saturday. The opening ceremony was highlighted by the uniform parade and the president's speech.

HFA DJ League 2006 Presentation Night

The closing of the 2006 DJ League will now be held on the 16th of June 2007.

Volleyball Confirmed for SPG 2007

Preparations for the men's and women's national volleyball teams takes another positive step after the NOCSI committee confirmed their participation in this year's South Pacific Games.

Miniti Disappointed over Officials' Decisions

Marist FC's coach, Patrick Miniti, was very disappointed with the way the referee handled their game against Kossa.