Sports Archive May 2022

"It is going to be tough but the goal is to finish top," said Junior Benjamin.

Young Tennis Ace Looks Forward to Representing the Country at the Mini-Games

The country’s top tennis seed Junior Benjamin is excited and says he can’t wait to represent the country at the upcoming 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Northern Marianas this June.
The Solomon Islands Kurukuru are currently ranked #1 in the OFC and #52 in the World by the Futsal World Ranking body.

Kurukuru Invited to International Tournament in Croatia

Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru has been invited by organizers of the Umag Futsal Nations Cup 2022 to participate in an international futsal friendly tournament in Umag, Croatia from October 3 to October 12, 2022.
“This level of support for a games preparation is not something we saw leading into Samoa 2019. So it is rewarding to see greater percentage of the athletes fitness levels higher than before, along with athletes with fewer injuries," Alsop said.

Team Solomon Preparations Progressing Well

Solomon Island National Institute of Sport (SINIS) High Performance program has made its own review regarding athletes who access the facility to train ahead of the Pacific Mini Games and 2023 Pacific Games.
SINIS nutritionist Fiorenzo Toncan says part of the seminar is for athletes and coaches to get practical hands on experience.

Sports Institute Highlights Importance of Nutrition in Sports

The Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) High-Performance program successfully hosted its inaugural Nutrition in sports seminar on May 11th and 12th 2022.
Archery Head Coach Andrew Lano says the federation is prioritizing student-athletes and the reopening of schools recently announced has been welcoming news for archery to resume with its scouting programs.

Archers on Target for Pacific Games 2023

Solomon Islands Archery Federation (SIAF) are into its second week of training with the assistance of the High-Performance staff at the SINIS multi outdoor field over the weekend.
Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will stage home and away playoffs – involving the champion and runner up from their respective national league – through June, from which each winner will secure qualification to the finals tournament.

Who Will Represent Oceania at the FIFA Club World Cup?

June will see the return of Oceania’s flagship club football competition, the OFC Champions League, which will decide who represents the region at the 2022 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.
“You were the glue that held the country together. When you played that night every Solomon Islanders that have television glued their eyes to the television, we were united at least for a moment for hours during the match as the boys united our country," Prime Minister Sogavare said.

Government Gifts National Team with $320k

The government through the Ministry of Home Affairs has given a token of appreciation of $10,000 dollars each to players and a sum of $320,000 to the Solomon Islands national team delegation to the recent FIFA World Cup Oceania Qualifiers in Qatar.
The Mascot captures the spirit of the 2023 Pacific Games with a character that is representative of all regions and peoples of Solomon Islands.

Sol2023 Unveils Mascot

The Mascot for the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands has been revealed.