Sports Archive September 2008

Brazil in Carnival Atmosphere

Local FIFA Referee Instructor, Neil Poloso reported from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that the atmosphere there is one of carnival as people await the FIFA Futsal World Cup to kick off.

Cuba Beat Kurukuru in First Match, 10-2

The Solomon Islands Kurukuru has lost their first FIFA Futsal World Cup match against Cuba, 10-2.

Kurukuru Games to be Broadcasted on One News

One News Television of Solomon Islands will bring live, the games from the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil.

Kurukuru Takes on Cuba Today

With just a few hours before their first taste of World Cup representation, the Solomon Islands Kurukuru boys are relaxed and highly motivated.

Kurukuru Team: Excited And Determined

If the Solomon Islands Futsal team needed any further reminding that they had reached the big time, then it came early last Friday when four police officers on motorcycles arrived at their hotel to accompany the team bus from Goiania to Brasilia.

Kurukuru Visits Futsal World Cup Venue

The Solomon Islands Kurukuru, in less than a day, will be propelled onto the global stage as the Futsal World Cup gets underway.

ANZ Inter-Primary School Mini Tennis Competition Officially Closed

The ANZ Inter-Primary School Mini Tennis competition has officially closed yesterday afternoon at the Club Supreme tennis courts.

Solomon Games Cancelled

The much awaited Solomon Games has been cancelled.

Alufurai Urges Intending Parliamentarian to Recognize Soccer

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) President, Mr. Martin Alufurai wants the newly elected East Honiara member to recognize the importance of football.

Poloso off to Brazil

Local FIFA Referee Instructor, Neil Poloso will leave today for Brazil via Canberra Australia.

Bonito Squad Named

The Bonito Squad to take on the Brisbane Wolves this week has been named.

Brisbane Wolves to Arrive Today

The office of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) is pleased to announce the arrival of Brisbane Wolves FC in the national capital today.

Kurukuru Captain Recovering Well

Kurukuru's Coach Victor Wai'ia informed Solomon Times that Elliot Lilo Ragomo's recovery is progressing well.

ANZ Inter-Primary Mini Tennis Competion Kicks off

The Inter-Primary School Mini Tennis Competition was officially opened yesterday at the Supreme Tennis Court.

Secondary School 15s and 7s Rugby Update

The following are the fixtures and results of the Secondary School 15s and 7s Rugby League.

Kurukuru Captain Injured in Warm Up Match

Solomon Kurukuru played Goias Futsal Club again on Saturday in their final practice game before the Futsal World Cup begins.

Hon. Tora Encourages Honiara Netball Association

"My Government desires to see that all sporting disciplines in our country be further developed and enhanced to make sure sportsmen and women are more competitive at the Regional and even International competitions in the future."

Honiara Netball Season Ends with Awards Night

The Honiara Netball Association held their awards night last Saturday at the Police Club to mark the end of the netball season.

SIRUF Lines Up Team to Take on SI Fiji Side

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union (SIRUF) has revealed that it is organizing a rugby match to be part of the Fiji national day celebration in Honiara on the 11th of October.

Team Registrations for Beach Soccer Still Slow

The Honiara Beach Soccer Committee has issued a reminder to teams interested in registering for its proposed league that this Friday is the final day for registration.

Kurukuru Narrowly Lost Again in Friendly

Kurukuru narrowly lost this week with 3-4 to Goias Futsal Club in Goiana, Brazil.

Brisbane Wolves to Visit Honiara

Honiara will soon witness exciting soccer matches by the Brisbane Wolves and selected teams of the Solomon Islands next week.

PNG Under 14 to Visit Honiara

An under 14 team from Papua New Guinea will arrive this Friday to play against Solomon Islands selected teams.

Beach Soccer to Commence Soon

The Honiara Beach Soccer League is commencing soon in the capital and about 20 odd teams are expected to register for the competition.

Netball Knockout Ends

The Honiara Netball League has now come to an end and Green Berets takes the crown again for both Super and A Division. The GAS team is the champion for the B Division.

Australia Gives $55,550 for Sports Development in West Makira

Acting High Commissioner, Alison Duncan has presented a cheque for SBD55,550 to the West Makira Constituency Development Office, to commence a sports development program for remote communities in Arosi and Hanunu, West Makira.

Kurukuru Arrives in Brazil

Solomon Kurukuru has arrived safely in Brazil for the FIFA Futsal World Cup after a marathon journey from Sydney that began on Thursday evening two weeks ago and continued until late Saturday night.

Bonito Tour to PNG Cancelled

The Solomon Islands Football Federation Secretariat, this morning, formally announced that it has cancelled Solomon Bonitos tour to PNG due to financial constraint.

Katalake and Hatigeva Back from Training

Solomon Islands Rugby Union Officials, Lakoa Katalake and Nick Hatigeva have just returned from a FORU Educators course held in Nadi, Fiji, from September 2 to 5.

SIRUF Express Sympathy to Family of Late Laore

One of Solomon Islands prominent sports administrator/executive, the late James Laore passed away on Tuesday night.

Regional Organizations Receive Aid from Taiwan

Seven regional organisations have received USD$665,700 for 16 projects as part of Taiwan/Republic of China's annual contributions to the region.

Local Soccer Stars Back from Training

The two Solomon Islands soccer stars who attended the English FA International Coaching License Programme in England arrived in the country this week.

Kurukuru Reveal World Cup Kit

Solomon Kurukuru has revealed their official kit for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Local Referees for World Cup Qualifiers in Region

Local referees continue to receive call ups to officiate in Oceania football Confederation matches.

SIFF WDO to Attend FIFA Elite Coaching Course

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), Women's Development officer, Ms. Dianne Justus has been selected to attend a FIFA Elite Women's Coaching Course in Auckland in October.

Poloso Off to Spain for FIFA Referee Instructors programme

Local FIFA Referee Instructor, Neil Poloso left yesterday for Spain to attend a programme FIFA has designed for its instructors worldwide.

Guadalcanal Council of Women President Condemns Arrest

President of Guadalcanal's Provincial Council of Women, Grenta Tome has condemned the recent arrest of an elderly Guadalcanal couple.

Kurukuru Narrowly Lost in a Friendly

Solomon Kurukuru lost narrowly to a strong New South Wales side 3-4 last Saturday in their friendly match at the Dural Sports and Leisure Centre, Sydney.

Kurukuru Begins Training Camp

The Solomon Kurukuru has begun their intensive ten-day training camp in Sydney in preparation for the Futsal World Cup in Brazil later this month.

Netball Finals Showdown Tomorrow

The Honiara Netball Association knockout finals for Super Division and the A Division have been organized for Saturday the 6th.

Kurukuru Boys Confident

In a celebrity send off yesterday, the first leg of the Kurukuru journey to the Futsal FIFA World Cup began.

Government Shows Support to Kurukuru

The Kurukuru made history again today when they became the first sporting group to have been acknowledged in the National Parliament.

Dr. Sikua Appreciates Kurukurus

Prior to leaving for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil, Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua invited the Kurukuru Futsal Team to the National Parliament as an acknowledgement for the team's achievement.

Netball Knockout Continues

The Honiara Netball Association (HNA) Knockout in Honiara continued last Saturday for the teams who made it through the first round.

Australia Announces Successful Applicants for Pacific Sports Development Grants 2008-2009

The Australian Government has announced that three sports federations and organisations in the Solomon Islands have been successful in their application for funds through the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP).

Taiwan Donates Money to Support Rural Advancement

H.E George Chan, Ambassador of Taiwan, has released the Phase III funds for the National Plantation Development Project, worth SBD$2 million and the fourth payment of SBD$10 million towards the 2008 Constituency and Rural Development Project to the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua.

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