Sports Archive February 2009

Menapi, a Hit Among Students

The presence of international soccer player, Commins Menapi has attracted interest from students of both Mbokona and Kukum SDA Schools.

National Women's Volleyball Squad Prepare for World Cup

The National Women's volleyball squad is shaping up for Round 1 of the Volleyball World Cup elimination in Wellington, in the Oceania open.

Landowner Questions Credibility of ASG Mining Group

A landowner has questioned the credibility and capability of the ASG Mining Group, as it re-opens the gold ridge mining project.

More Opportunities for Referees: Alufurai

Referees have plenty of opportunities to further their career says SIFF President Martin Alufurai.

Ragomo Back to Training for Upcoming Torunaments

Holiday period is over and training session is resuming for young Elliot Ragomo, the Solomon Islands Kurukuru star and captain.

Government Congratulates Guadalcanal Rice Farmers

The National Government congratulated rural rice farmers in the Guadalcanal Plains for a fine achievement in rice farming.

30 Referees Register for FIFA MA Course

About 30 referees have registered for the FIFA MA Beach Soccer Referee Course which is schedule to start this Saturday at the SIFF Academy.

U.S. Provides Relief Assistance

The United States, working through the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and the Solomon Islands Red Cross, will provide $50,000 U.S. dollars of assistance to people affected by the recent flooding disaster in the Solomon Islands.

Former SI Rep Opens Goal-Keeping School

Former National goalkeeper Severino Aefi is an example of someone who has the heart to develop quality goalkeepers by opening up a goalkeeping school of excellence.

Young Soccer Players Enjoy Outreach Programme

The football outreach programme, organized by the women's football committee of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIIF), is proving to be a huge hit with young girls in Honiara.

Solomons to Open First Netball Stadium

The first ever netball stadium for Solomon Islands is near completion in Gizo, the provincial capital of Western Province.

Second Soccer Trials to Start

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Department has confirmed that its next selection trial matches will start on Monday next week.

Football School Outreach Gaining Momentum

The football outreach programme is gaining momentum with Honiara International School receiving its second visit this afternoon.

Solomons to Benefit from 'Win in Oceania': Alufurai

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) President, Martin Alufurai, said Solomon Islands should benefit greatly from the 'Win in Oceania' with Oceania project.

Further Trial Matches for U17s

The SIFF Technical department will hold another round of selection trial matches to further trim down the squad they have identified from the first trial matches.

Workshop to Benefit Local Farmers

A workshop to enhance skills and knowledge in the fields of production, processing and saving of vegetable seeds and floral biology of selected crops will benefit many local farmers of Solomon Islands.

Japan Government Helps Solomon Islands Karate Federation

A Grant Contract Signing Ceremony of "The Project for the Improvement of Karate Equipment of Solomon Islands Karate Federation" will assist to improve karate in Solomon Islands.

More Visits for Football Outreach Programme

Two more schools, Zion and Burnscreek were visited in the last two days with more than 100 children participating in the football outreach programme.

SI Under 17 Withdraws from OFC U17 Tournament

Solomon Islands will not participate in the OFC U17 tournament which New Zealand will host in April.

SIFF to conduct beach soccer referees course

The Solomon Islands Football Federation will conduct a FIFA/OFC Beach Soccer Referees course starting February 21 in Honiara.

School Visit Receives Positive Response

The SIFF Women's Development officer, Diane Justus' outreach programme to schools in the city has received positive feedback.

Recognition for Martial Arts

Martial arts is back in action and gaining recognition by governing sports body in the Solomons.

Naka Set for Australian State League

A young man who has passion for soccer since from a very young age will be leaving the country to play with his new club, Bundaberg FC in the Queensland State League in Australia.

SIFF Confirms on Solomons Football Ambassador

Local soccer sensation, Gideon Omokirio, is Solomon Islands Ambassador for Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Learn and Play project.

Customs Releases Equipment for Tsunami Victims

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Secretariat has taken delivery of long-awaited school sports equipment for tsunami-stricken provinces.

ONOC Here to Strengthen Sports Stakeholders

A delegation of the Oceania National Olympic Committee are hoping to help strengthen sports stakeholders in Solomon Islands.

Koloale FC Gearing Up for Games

One of Honiara's best, the Koloale FC, are gearing for their match with the Hekari side in Papua New Guinea.

Local Athletes to Compete in Upcoming Competitions

Solomon Islands will see local athletes competing in regional and international competitions this year.

Recognition for Long Service to Tennis

Long service to the Solomon Islands Tennis Association gained recognition for a Solomon Islander.

SIFF to Support Women's Football

Promoting women's soccer in the country is a priority for Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).

Avaiki Rugby Challenge Next Week

The annual Avaiki Rugby Challenge featuring four select sides from Rennell and Bellona Province is scheduled to kick off soon in Honiara.