Sports Archive September 2009

Mr Ingruber presented a cheque for more than SBD44,000 to SIPA United Sports and Social Club Secretary, Ms Eva Pongi, in support of the SIPA Christmas Tournament.

Australian Funding for SIPA United Sports Club

The Australian High Commissioner, Frank Ingruber, today handed over the second of five sports grants awarded to Solomon Islands' sporting associations under the Australian Sports Outreach Program 2009-2010.
The young referees hope that their trip to the OFC U-20 Women's Championship will help to build the profile of women referees in Solomon Islands and attract more young women to take up refereeing.

Local Women Referees Head to OFC U-20 Championship

Three (3) local women referees left for New Zealand yesterday to officiate in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U-20 Women's Championship. FIFA Assistant Referee badge holder, Jovita Qilamasala, is the most senior in the trio which included Naqarita Jimmy and Lisa Wa'ahero.

Oceania Futsal Champions to Play Friendly Against RAMSI

Solomon Islands' national futsal team, Kurukuru, which claimed the title of Oceania champions in 2008, is set to play a RAMSI team in a friendly fundraising match this Monday evening at Honiara's Multipurpose Hall.

Solomons Bag Three Gold

Veteran distance runner Chris Votu has done it again, winning another gold medal in the 10-thousand metres race.
Babalu took to the field barefooted (far left) clinching the women's 5000 metres title at the BCI Stadium.

Votu and Babalu Scoop Gold

Veteran distance runner Chris Votu has done what he said he would do, win a Gold medal for the Solomon Islands in the 3000 steeple chase event.

Youngest Solomons Athlete Hopeful for Best

The youngest Solomon Islands athletes to the 8th Pacific Mini Games in Cook Islands, Betty Babalu is hopeful to perform to her best.
Kids Football Festival Opens

Kids Football Festival Opens

The Our Telekom National Kids Football, Cultural Exchange and Education Festival started at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Academy yesterday with coaching workshops for the participating teams.

Solomon Airlines Teams Up With SIFF

The Solomon Islands Football Federation, SIFF, has teamed up with national carrier, Solomon Airlines, in an ambitious arrangement that aims to enter national football talents in Australia's state of Queensland.
Jim Selby at the training pitch in Honiara.

Week-long Coaching Program Ends Successfully

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Technical Director, Jim Selby, completed a week of intensive coach training workshops in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara on Saturday.
Kadau Names Squad for Lybia

Kadau Names Squad for Lybia

National Futsal Coach, Dickson Kadau, has named his final squad for the Alfateh Continental Futsal Cup 2009 championship in Lybia next month.
Michael Taeman lining up for a shot during training session.

Bilikiki Confident Despite Tough Draw

The Solomon Islands National Beach Soccer Team, Bilikiki, remains confident despite being placed in a tough pool for the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai later this year.