Sports Archive November 2011

Solomon Islands will now meet PNG on Thursday, a true test for both teams.

Solomon Islands Defeats Niue in Rugby Oceania Cup

The opening match of the Oceania Cup between Niue and Solomon Islands, under the searing Port Moresby sun, was a very close affair despite Niue having a clear weight advantage over their opponents.
Avaiki team meeting up with Wallaby players, Radike Samo and Anthony Faingaa.

Local Rugby Club Participates in International 7s Rugby

A local rugby club, Avaiki Rugby Club, has recently returned from Australia having competed in a club/country international sevens tournament - the Noosa International 7s on the 12th-13th November 2011.

International Mile Race in Gizo

A one mile race will be staged in Gizo next month to coincide with the Western Province Second Appointed Day.
"I look forward to the challenge of teaching futsal and of learning from the experience," Victor Waiia.

Waiia to American Samoa for Futsal

The number of Solomon Islanders taking up FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) responsibilities in the region continues to rise as Victor Waiia becomes the latest to join an increasing line-up of international appointees.

Rugby Referring Course to Begin

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) will this weekend conduct a Level 1 Refereeing workshop in Honiara for interested new rugby officials.

Mining Company Supports Rugby

Gold Ridge Mining Ltd sponsorship has been a crucial factor in the Solomon Islands Rugby Sevens Squad recent participation in the Oceania Sevens Championship in Samoa.

Football Love Affair Continues

Providing smaller Pacific Island nations, like Solomon Islands with the means to develop football - both on and off the pitch - to a desired standard has been one of the over-riding challenges for OFC for many years.