Sports Archive March 2009

Ross pictured with Ian Stewart, PDL Toll Manager (right) and the PDL Toll team.

PDL Toll Becomes First Gold Sponsor for Great Aussie Bike Ride

PDL Toll, the logistics company supporting RAMSI, has become the first major corporate supporter of the Great Australian Bike Ride participant Ross Andrewartha.
'Team Marmalade' (L to R): Anthony Carrigan, Kate Dooley, Kate Sullivan, Laura Doherty, Justin Fepuleai, Mary Thurston and Laurent de Schoutheete.

Honiara Brain-iacs Rule Supreme

Saturday night saw 110 people test their wits against Quiz Master Peter Baldwin and official Adjudicator Eric "The Hard Man" Muir as they battled to prove who were the smartest 8 people in Honiara (at least for a few hours).

National Women's Volleyball Team Named

The recently selected National Women's volleyball squad has been undergoing hard training at the multipurpose hall since the 19th of March.
Sweet victory for the Koloale side, they now await the winner of the Auckland City versus Waitakere United match up.

Koloale Marches On!

Koloale's dream of featuring in the Oceania League final was finally realized on a wet Saturday afternoon as they beat Fiji soccer giants Ba by the narrowest of margin, 1-0 at Lawson Tama Stadium.

SIFF Acknowledges Telekom and DJ Graphics

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chairperson Noel Wagapu this morning acknowledged two SIFF partners, Our Telekom and DJ Graphics for providing Polo and T-shirts to the committee.

Consultative Meeting Held to Change NOCSI Constitution

A Consultative meeting was held recently by the National Olympics Committee of Solomon Islands, NOCSI, to relook at the NOCSI constitution, with the aim to make it more relevant for the times.

Food Distribution Continues for Flood Victims

As those villagers affected by the floods return to some sense of normalcy, the National Disaster Council (NDC) promised that it will continue with its food distribution programme

Lack of Space Hinders Sports in Schools

Lack of playing space in most schools visited in Honiara may well be the reason why children have not been engaged in physical education.

Government Seeks Donor Assistance for West Guadalcanal Highway

The effect of the February floods has left the people of West Guadalcanal with an unhappy legacy.

Guadalcanal Premier Deplores Attack on MP

Guadalcanal provincial premier Stephen Panga urges his people to give leaders the respect they deserve.

Australia and Britain Assist Solomon Islands to Get Fit

The Australian Defence Force and the British High Commission have donated over AUD100,000 in gym equipment to the Honiara City Council, to help Honiara 'get fit'.

Big O'League Match in 10 Days

Solomon Islands champion club, Koloale, will play against Ba in a crucial deciding match at Lawson Tama in just over a week's time.

D.Fenders Basketball Team Gets Assistance from Our Telekom

Our Telekom had committed SBD $14, 480 to D.Fenders Basketball Club following the club's appeal for sponsorship from the company.

SIFF Names Futsal Squad

A 21 member training squad has been named in the futsal training squad.

Low Priority Given to Physical Education

It is apparent from the school visitation programme that most schools are placing low priority on physical education.

Futsal Girls Urged to Attend Training

Members of previous U16 Girls futsal squad are urged to turn up at Lawson Tama on Wednesday 3pm for briefing and training.

OFC Futsal Coaching Ends Today

The OFC futsal coaching programme will end this afternoon at the Multipurpose Hall says Small Sided Games Development officer Victor Wai'ia.

Villagers Return to Work as Flood Subsides

People living in villages beyond Aruligo are now beginning to live life normally after being affected by the recent floods that destroyed countless homes and killed at least 13 people.